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  • 30
    Nov
    2011

    VCAT Appoints Senior VGSO Lawyers

    Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor Jonathan Smithers has been appointed a senior member and General Counsel Dr Rebecca French a member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Dr French commences on 30 November 2011 and Mr Smithers on 23 January.
  • 22
    Nov
    2011

    VGSO lawyers to speak at Leo Cussen FOI Conference

    Managing Principal Solicitor Jo Kummrow and Senior Solicitors Elsie Loh and Daniel Perkins will be speaking at the FOI Conference to be held at Leo Cussen Centre for Law on 2 December. The conference will concentrate on FOI requests made under the Victorian Freedom of Information Act 1982, as well as examining recent developments in FOI, access to health records, what constitutes a valid FOI request, statutory exemptions and available appeal avenues in Victoria.  The VGSO team will facilitate a workshop on processing an FOI request.
  • 18
    Nov
    2011

    VGSO scoops LIV Government Lawyer of the Year Award

    The VGSO congratulates General Counsel Alison O'Brien on being awarded the LIV Government Lawyer of the Year Award today, as part of LIV President's Awards 2011.Alison has been recognised for her major contribution to public law and the Royal Commission into the Bushfires.
  • 18
    Nov
    2011

    November Client Newsletter

    Please find attached the VGSO November Client Newsletter Affidavits and Statutory Declarations.For further information or legal advice on any issues raised in this client newsletter please contact Stephen Lee, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution03 8684 0410 or Shaun Le Grand, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, Police Branch 03 9247 3053. 
  • 14
    Nov
    2011

    The Brief - To Excise or Not to Excise?

    Welcome to The Brief, the VGSO podcast.This month, in To Excise or Not to Excise?, Senior Solicitors Hannah Brown and Jonathan Bayly discuss the High Court decision in Queanbeyan City Council v ACTEW Corporation Ltd.You can access the podcast by clinking on the link here
  • 10
    Nov
    2011

    Social Media Guidance for LIV

    As the growth of social media continues, the need for clarification on a range of Web 2.0 benefits and issues has also increased. Isabel Parsons, Special Counsel, Commercial, Property & Technology Branch, VGSO will be co-presenting a seminar for young lawyers with Georgette Apostolopoulos, Senior Manager, Government IP Policy, DTF Legal Corporate Strategy and Services, Department of Treasury and Finance on 30 November at the Law Institute of Victoria.It's a busy month for Isabel, an intellectual property and social media expert, who will also be presenting on social media at the Victoria Police Centre Branch Legal Network Forum on 18 November.
  • 08
    Nov
    2011

    Victorian Government Solicitor to talk at LIV

    Peter Stewart, the Victorian Government Solicitor, will be speaking to delegates at the LIV Government Forum on 23 November about the role of the VGSO as the primary source of legal services to Government.
  • 02
    Nov
    2011

    VGSO Seminar: Charter Update

    In our final VGSO seminar for the year on 17 November, we are delighted to welcome the Solicitor-General, Stephen McLeish SC and VGSO Special Counsel Joanna Davidson, discussing the recent case of Momcilovic and updates on the Charter. Places are still available. Please register online in the Events section.
  • 28
    Oct
    2011

    Cloud Computing in a Government Context - Speaker's Notes

    Please find attached the speaker's notes from our October Seminar - Cloud Computing in a Government Context.
  • 28
    Oct
    2011

    VGSO shortlisted in ACLA awards

    The VGSO is a Finalist in the ACLA In-house Awards 2011 and has been shortlisted for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility for its work in the Royal Commission into the Bushfires.The Awards will be presented at a dinner in Melbourne on November 24. 

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