Year of 2017

Monday 12:30PM 20 Feb 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, Richard Niall QC will discuss the unique position of the government lawyer and the duties and obligations which accompany it. He will also address three practical ethical challenges faced by government lawyers: advising on policy without becoming politicised, conflicts of interest, and acting in the High Court.
Tuesday 12:30PM 21 Mar 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Frontline Victorian public sector employees can be exposed to online bullying and harassment by members of the public. In this seminar, our lawyers will discuss managing and responding to the risks that social media may have for the health and safety of employees.
Friday 12:30PM 21 Apr 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Protective Data Security Standards outline the public sector data requirements that will be mandatory for agencies to meet. As part of the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office April monthly seminar, James Stephens, Principal Solicitor will discuss the standards and other developments in the rapidly evolving areas of privacy and data sharing. In this seminar, James will be joined by Michael Vanderheide, Chief Executive of CenITex, the Victorian Government's shared services agency who provides ICT services and support to government departments and agencies.
Friday 12:30PM 26 May 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Our Public Sector Boards panel discussion will see Marlo Baragwanath, Victorian Government Solicitor, and Joanne Kummrow, Special Counsel, pose questions to our experienced panel members drawing upon the key themes of governance, risk and conflicts of interest.
Wednesday 12:30PM 21 Jun 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office is proud to host a seminar to explore the prosecutorial roles and duties of Victoria’s regulators.   Drawing upon his experience as a member of the Judiciary and his time at the Bar, guest speaker, his Honour Judge Gregory Lyon of the County Court, will examine a number of aspects of a regulator's compliance and enforcement responsibilities.
Friday 12:30PM 28 Jul 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, VGSO's Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety team will discuss a number of tricky recruitment situations and the impact of laws dealing with privacy, information-gathering, information-sharing, discrimination and flexible working arrangements.