The AGLS board is made up of heads of legal practices and other senior government lawyers from Australian Government agencies. The AGLS board has worked to establish key governance frameworks to support the aims of the AGLS since the board was created in November 2020.
Under the AGLS Terms of Reference, there are 11 members appointed to the AGLS board. The board met for the first time on 24 March, 2022, where 5 inaugural members were farewelled and 5 new members welcomed.
Members nominated Lisa Keeling as AGLS board chair. She will liaise with the AGLS team to develop meeting agendas, ensure progression of action items, and report to the Attorney-General's Department Secretary on AGLS activities. She noted:
As the AGLS moves into its second year, the focus remains on consolidating what we have built already and supporting and developing government lawyers and in-house legal areas to enhance consistency and efficiency across the APS.
One of the key objectives for the AGLS is to offer new opportunities for government lawyers to learn from and support their peers and experience a sense of shared purpose in performing their roles.
AGLS Board members
The AGLS board is supported by AGLS committees and an informal forum, with nominated board sponsors working closely with the chairs of each committee. The AGLS committees and board sponsors are:
- Conference Committee – board sponsors Louise Rafferty and Justine Ross
- Engagement and Communication Committee – board sponsors Katie Miller and Susannah Palmer
- Legal Risk Committee – board sponsor Lisa Keeling
- Professional Development Committee – board sponsors Meredith Leigh and Kathryn Haigh
- Legal Practice Managers’ Forum – board sponsors Miriam Moore and Katie Miller
Find out more about AGLS committees, including how to get involved.
Contact us to ask about AGLS board and committee membership.