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LIV Government Lawyers Conference 2020: Video Bundle

LIV Government Lawyers Conference 2020: Video Bundle

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$195.00

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$216.67

CPD Units 5
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded: Friday 19 June 2020 | Approx Run Time: 304 minutes

From the catastrophic bushfires experienced across the country to the current COVID-19 crisis, the need for the public sector to come together and discuss futureproofed policies, processes and systems has never been more important. The 2020 conference addressed issues and concerns that have been front of mind.

This video bundle includes recordings of seven key sessions:

  1. Rapidly Responding to Change: The public sector stepping out into a ‘Brave New World’ post COVID-19  - Run Time: 37:54
  2. Climate & Environmental Emergency & the Public Sector Response – Run Time: 44:11
  3. Policies & Regulation in Action: Now and tomorrow – Run Time: 57:40
  4. Innovation in Motion – Run Time: 42:52
  5. Treaty – Context, Issues & Future Challenges – Run Time: 32:56
  6. Pressure-Proofing Strategies for the Public Sector – Run Time: 53:58
  7. Ethical Dilemmas in the Evolving Government Sector Landscape – Run Time: 34:50

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  • Individual Video Details

    Government Lawyers Conference 2020 Video 1 – Rapidly Responding to Change: The public sector stepping out into a ‘Brave New World’ post COVID-19

    This video will provide an insight into how the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner has adapted in order to continuing regulating how the Victorian public sector collects, uses and shares information. It will also provide practical insights to assist your agency or clients to comply with their statutory obligations, including under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) and Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

    • Run time: 37:54
    • Compliance area: Substantive Law and Practice Management & Business Skills
    • Special LIV member price: $77 (price automatically applied at check-out)

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    Government Lawyers Conference 2020 Video 2 – Climate & Environmental Emergency & the Public Sector Response

    Discover how the Environment Protection Authority Victoria will work together with other key public sector departments and local councils to implement risk management strategies by issuing stronger sanctions and penalties. Also gain unique insights on the general environmental duty (GED) and the impact it will have on your clients especially as it is criminally enforceable.

    • Run time: 44:11
    • Compliance area: Substantive Law
    • Special LIV member price: $77 (price automatically applied at check-out)

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    Government Lawyers Conference 2020 Video 3 – Policies & Regulation in Action: Now and tomorrow

    This video brings together representatives from Worksafe Victoria and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, where they will highlight their priorities over the coming months and what this means for you and your practice. This session analyses the future issues and legal implications that may arise from the policies being implemented for the short-term and discuss how you might deal with it. 

    • Run time: 57:40
    • Compliance area: Substantive Law and Practice Management & Business Skills
    • Special LIV member price: $77 (price automatically applied at check-out)

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    Government Lawyers Conference 2020 Video 4  Innovation in Motion

    The recent crisis’ has forced us to adapt to technology and operate business as usual in ways like never before. For the public sector, it’s made challenging given the siloed platforms that prevent collaboration, highlighting critical gaps in the sharing of data. Discover how the Public Sector Innovation Branch is supporting this new world of work in.

    • Run time: 42:52
    • Compliance area: Practice Management & Business Skills
    • Special LIV member price: $77 (price automatically applied at check-out)

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    Government Lawyers Conference 2020 Video 5 – Treaty – Context, Issues & Future Challenges

    As the Treaty advancement process enters its exciting next phase and public sector organisations commit to self-determination in their work with Aboriginal communities, this video will provide a holistic overview of the Treaty including: understanding the treaty context and timeline in Victoria, the role of the First Peoples’ Assembly, the treaty legislative framework – including treaty elements and guiding principles, how to put the guiding principles into action, the big legal issues, including sovereignty and challenges for the future.

    • Run time: 32:56
    • Compliance area: Substantive Law
    • Special LIV member price: $77 (price automatically applied at check-out)

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    Government Lawyers Conference 2020 Video 6 –​ Pressure-Proofing Strategies for the Public Sector

    Discover the correlation between successful time management and the perception of time, whilst learning strategies to maximise your productivity and wellbeing.

    • Run time: 53:58
    • Compliance area: Professional Skills
    • Special LIV member price: $77 (price automatically applied at check-out)

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    2020 Government Lawyers Conference Video 7 - Ethical Dilemmas in the Evolving Government Sector Landscape

    This video covers the typical ethical issues encountered by Government Lawyers. Topics covered will include your duty to the court and administration of justice, who is your client, maintaining integrity and independence, protecting client legal privilege, avoiding conflict of interest, and what it means to be a model litigant.

    • Run time: 34:50
    • Compliance area: Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    • Special LIV member price: $77 (price automatically applied at check-out)

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  • Presenters

    Chair – Tim Honey, Senior Manager, Office of Enforcement, Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Chair, LIV Government Lawyers Executive Committee

    Tim has spent most of his career working as a litigation lawyer within Federal regulatory agencies.  This has included more than ten years’ experience working for each of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Building and Construction Commission. More recently, Tim has taken on a new role helping to make changes to ASIC’s approach to enforcement following the Financial Services Royal Commission. 

    Session 1 Presenter - Joanne Kummrow, Public Access Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, Accredited Administrative Law Specialist

    Joanne Kummrow was appointed under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) as the Public Access Deputy Commissioner on 14 May 2019.

    As the Public Access Deputy Commissioner, Joanne works with the Victorian Information Commissioner and has statutory functions and powers under the FOI Act. Joanne has more than 12 years’ experience as a senior legal practitioner at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where she had a broad administrative law practice and managed its administrative and regulatory law team. In 2013, Joanne was recognised as a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law.

    Joanne brings significant experience to her role as Deputy Commissioner across several areas of government and public law, including information privacy, administrative decision making, regulatory and disciplinary investigations and proceedings, public interest litigation, public inquiries and royal commissions. Her experience working with public sector clients across a broad range of legal matters means she has a deep knowledge of government, its processes and the nature of documents created by government. 

    Session 2 Co-Presenter - Louise Paech, Assistant General Counsel, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

    Louise is Assistant General Counsel at the Environment Protection Authority Victoria.  Louise manages a large team delivering comprehensive legal services to the Authority, including criminal prosecutions and civil litigation, Freedom of Information and advice work on complex regulatory, licensing and compliance matters.  In 2019 Louise was seconded to manage a group of Subject Matter Experts who are instrumental in preparing EPA for our new legislation coming into effect in 2021.  Louise is an active member of the Legal Practice & Policy Working Group of AELERT (a network for environmental regulators across Australia and New Zealand). Prior to EPA Victoria, Louise was a solicitor at Maddocks advising and prosecuting on behalf of Local Government, and at Consumer Affairs Victoria.

    Session 2 - Co-Presenter - Indra Soysa, Principal Solicitor, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

    Indra is a Principal Solicitor at the Environment Protection Authority in Victoria, currently working on the implementation of the new Victorian environmental legislation and running major civil and criminal litigation.  She advises on enforcement, contaminated sites, landfills/legacy waste, governance, climate change and licensing.  Indra was previously Principal Solicitor and was Acting Manager of Litigation at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, involved with mining, agriculture and other complex cases for the Department, and advising on a range of regulatory, ministerial, statutory, administrative law, policy and governance matters.

    With ten years in private practice, Indra was the lead environmental Senior Associate in Minter Ellison's Real Estate/Major Projects team advising on international corporate due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, contaminated land, biodiversity and native vegetation offsets, and EES processes.  Prior to that, she was a solicitor in Ashurst’s environment and climate change team, advising on a range of environmental issues and the ever changing forms of the Commonwealth Government’s carbon schemes.

    Indra was an Authorised Officer and investigator for EPA in the Special Prosecutions Unit, undertaking major investigations, attending pollution incidents, illegal dumping, marine oil spills and toxic chemical spills from industrial premises.

    Indra has a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, and completed a Master of Environmental Law from the University of Melbourne in 2017.

    Session 3 Presenter - Tom Lynch, Legal Counsel, Manager, Corporate and Commercial Corporate Legal, Worksafe Victoria
    Tom is the Manager of WorkSafe’s in-house Corporate & Commercial team which is responsible for providing commercial legal advice and corporate support to the various business units in WorkSafe. Tom started with WorkSafe in April 2018 just prior to WorkSafe relocating its Head Office to Geelong. Before moving to WorkSafe, Tom was a principal in a medium sized commercial law firm in Geelong practicing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency.

    Session 3 - Presenter - Warren Day, Victorian Regional Commissioner and Executive Director, Assessment and Intelligence, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

    As well as being Regional Commissioner for Victoria Warren is Executive Director for ASIC's Assessment & Intelligence group, which includes ASIC's Misconduct & Breach Reporting, Licensing and Small Business Engagement & Compliance teams. Warren formed and leads ASIC's Office of the Whistleblower (since February 2014) and ASIC's Office of Small Business (since February 2017).

    Warren joined ASIC in 2003 as a Senior Lawyer in Enforcement and from 2007, was the Specialist Director, Investor and Consumer Protection. Warren has led investigations about consumer protection, credit and unlicensed conduct and illegal schemes.

    He was appointed Regional Commissioner for Victoria in October 2008 and in addition became the SEL of Assessment & Intelligence (and its predecessor group) in 2009.  Before joining ASIC, Mr Day worked as a solicitor at Clayton Utz and as an auditor and analyst at the Australian Taxation Office. He holds undergraduate and Masters qualifications in the disciplines of Accounting and Law and a Masters degree in Business Information Technology. 

    Session 4 - Presenter - Fiona Grinwald, Director, Public Sector Innovation, Department of Premier and Cabinet

    Fiona Grinwald has an extensive background in the development of social and economic policy design having worked in the Victorian Public Service across the treasury, health and justice portfolios for almost 20 years. Fiona is currently the Director of Public Sector Innovation at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, working to enhance and embed the conditions for innovative policy design and delivery across the Victorian government. Fiona is also a non-executive director of the Board of the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women.

    Session 5 - Presenter - Elly Patira, Executive Director, Treaty, Department of Premier & Cabinet

    Elly is an indigenous woman with links to Gunai and Ngapuhi country. She is a lawyer and policy advisor with broad experience across constitutional, indigenous and minority rights law and policy, both domestically and internationally. She holds a BA and JD from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. She has worked in the public and corporate sectors, for Aboriginal organisations, within not-for-profits and as an advisor during the Fijian constitution-making process. She is currently the Executive Director of the Aboriginal Affairs Policy and Treaty branches within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, as well as a founding director of Australian Lawyers for Remote Aboriginal Rights.

    Session 6 - Presenter - Desi Vlahos, Legal Practitioner and Lecturer, College of Law

    Desi is an Australian Legal Practitioner and Lecturer at The College of Law (Vic). She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2005 and has practiced in mid-tier, suburban and private firms. In 2013 Desi completed a Graduate Diploma of Education with a focus on her passions in literature and drama and regularly draws upon these as mediums of class engagement. As a certified mental health first aid trainer, Desi is a strong advocate for mental health, the well-being of new lawyers and the profession as a whole. She recently contributed to a book chapter on time perspective in relation to wellbeing and productivity in Lexis Nexis’ ‘Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business.’

    Session 7 - Presenter - Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

    Michael Dolan is Special Counsel Ethics with the Law Institute of Victoria. Michael has had a long legal career spanning over 45 years, including 20 years as a senior executive in the electricity supply and mobile telephone industries in Australia and the UK.

     

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