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Australian Government Legal Service

Australian Government Legal Service

Welcome to the Australian Government Legal Service (AGLS) website. The AGLS will be a formal professional network for government lawyers focussed on information sharing, collaboration, guidance and training. It will emphasise that, whilst we all work for our separate agencies, we are all government lawyers who act in the greater interest of the Commonwealth, and both benefit from and contribute to being part of a broad, diverse and talented cohort.

Member benefits

Number one

Connect with over 2,000 Commonwealth government lawyers working in over 90 entities across Australia.

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Career enhancement

Take advantage of tailored information and programs to help you make the most of your career in government legal services.

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Training and guidance

Explore resources and professional development opportunities to build and refine your knowledge and practice.


Secretary’s Review of Commonwealth Legal Services

In December 2015, the Australian Government tasked the Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department to conduct a review of Commonwealth legal services. The findings and recommendations drew upon the expertise and experience of a diverse and highly engaged group of stakeholders across many Commonwealth entities and the legal services sector. It makes a number of wide ranging recommendations for improvements to the Commonwealth legal services framework.
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