17 Oct 2013
Alison O'Brien appointed as Law Reform Commissioner
On 17 September 2013, the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor,  Alison O'Brien, was appointed to be a Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission on a part time basis.
Ms. O'Brien  has 17 years experience working in government, including 15 years at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office.  
"This appointment presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the law " Ms. O'Brien said. "I look forward to working with the other Commissioners and staff of the Commission on many projects to come".
In her current role she leads a team of 40 lawyers in the Government and Public Law Branch of the VGSO which advises government bodies on the exercise of their powers, particularly in relation to their regulatory functions. It also advises on matters relating to the relationship between - and the accountability of - the different arms and levels of government, and on the development of legislation. 
In 2011, Ms O'Brien was awarded the Law Institute of Victoria Government Lawyer of the Year Award.