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LIV Legal Careers Festival - Legal Careers in Government

LIV Legal Careers Festival - Legal Careers in Government

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The promise of diverse career possibilities is what attracts many of us to study law. This session will explore the various career pathways that legal qualifications can open in State and Federal government.

This video is available at special Member price of $18 – Special price automatically applied at check-out.

Run Time: 51:46

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  • Presenters

    Moderator: Cheng Vuong, Law and Policy Design Officer, Australian Taxation Office

    Cheng Vuong is a Law and Policy Design Officer in the Policy, Analysis and Legislation business line at the Australian Taxation Office. He is currently a member of the LIV Young Lawyers Social and Law Reform Committees and serves as Deputy Chair – Corporate Engagement for the Young Institute of Public Administration Australia (Young IPAA) Committee, the young professionals network for public sector employees in Victoria. Cheng holds Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from Monash University and was admitted to legal practice in 2015.

    Moderator: Tessa Micucci, Lawyer, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner and LIV YL Executive Committee

    Tessa is the Co-Chair of the LIV Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee. She has worked at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) as an in-house lawyer since 2018. Prior to this, Tessa worked as a paralegal for a number of years before completing her graduate training at a private law firm. She holds a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) degree from Monash University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. Tessa is also a meditation and mindfulness teacher.

    Panellist: Elizabeth Morris, Senior In-House Solicitor, Coroners Court of Victoria

    Elizabeth commenced working for the Coroners Court of Victoria in 2018 as a Coroner’s Solicitor providing legal support in coronial investigations. Since 2019 she has worked in the in-house legal team assisting Coroner Hawkins in the 2017 Bourke Street Inquest. Before working at the Coroner’s Court Elizabeth worked in private practice, initially at personal injury law firm Arnold Thomas & Becker where she acted on behalf of injured plaintiffs in their claims for compensation. She later worked at Hall & Wilcox in their Statutory Insurance team representing employers in the defence of workers’ compensation claims, before transitioning into the public sector. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University, as well as a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

    Panellist: Adrian Zuccarini, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Tax Counsel Network, Australian Taxation Office, JD Graduate

    Adrian Zuccarini is a Law Interpretation Director in the Tax Counsel Network at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). In this role, he is responsible for identifying solutions for issues within taxation laws, its interpretation and application for the ATO’s complex cases and issues, including the Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme. He has previously held other tax technical advisor roles within other business lines in the ATO. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) and Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) from Monash University and is admitted to legal practice.

    Panellist: Annan Boag, Assistant Commissioner Privacy and Assurance, OVIC

    Annan is a senior manager at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC), Victoria’s privacy, security, and information access regulator. He leads teams that conduct regulatory action to promote compliance with OVIC’s legislation, and that handle privacy complaints and enquiries. Before joining OVIC, Annan was a Director at Australia’s national privacy regulator (OAIC), where he ran investigations into privacy and security breaches by Australian and global companies. He has also managed policy teams and oversaw the implementation of Australia’s national data breach notification scheme in 2017. In earlier careers, Annan has been a paralegal, tuned pianos, sold chicken, and audited broken streetlights. He holds degrees in law and information technology and was admitted in the ACT Supreme Court in 2012.

    Panellist: Hannah Wood, Senior Advisor to the Victorian Government

    Hannah commenced working for the Victorian Public Sector in 2013 providing legal and policy advice to Government before becoming a Ministerial advisor in 2019. During her time at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) she provided specialist legislation advice and led the development of a range of reforms to local government. She also was involved in providing advice for the establishment of a new unit at DELWP. Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Deakin University, was admitted to legal practice in 2016 and is a graduate of the 2020 Premier’s Leadership Program.

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