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AGLS Committee nominations

The Australian Government Legal Service is calling for nominations from government lawyers to join an AGLS committee in 2023.

Expressions of interest (EOIs) are open for the:

  • Professional Development Committee
  • Conference Committee
  • Engagement and Communication Committee, and
  • Government Lawyer Training (GLT) working group.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee offers professional development programs and opportunities for all government lawyers. Our work in 2023 will include:

  • delivering the AGLS 2023 webinar series
  • developing a professional development framework
  • welcoming a new intake for the popular AGLS Mentoring Circles program
  • building a resource library, and
  • supporting the Foundational Australian Government Lawyer Training program.

If you're interested in any of these initiatives, or have professional development ideas of your own, please join our friendly and hard-working team.

Further information

Contact current committee chair Andrew Paloni via

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for developing and delivering the annual AGLS professional development conference.

Committee members will receive experience in project-managing a large scale event across the Commonwealth while networking with other like-minded government lawyers.

This is an opportunity to:

  • have direct input into the flagship event for the AGLS, shaping the theme and direction of the event
  • consult with the AGLS Board
  • liaise with, and brief conference speakers ahead of the event, and
  • shape the type of training and professional development you would like to engage with in the Commonwealth.

The Committee works closely with the AGLS Secretariat.

Further information

Contact current committee co-chairs Stacey Tomley and Thomas Creedon via or

Engagement and Communication Committee

The Engagement and Communication Committee’s purpose is to engage and connect government lawyers across Australia, in support of the AGLS vision of enabling government lawyers to provide consistent legal services and increasing collaboration among the Australian government legal community.

The committee is responsible for delivering the national engagement strategy set by the AGLS Board through our member and public communication tools, including the AGLS social media accounts and newsletter.

This is an opportunity to network with a diverse range of lawyers as we engage with the broader Australian legal community to promote the AGLS. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other lawyers within the committee and the broader government lawyer network to make connections, develop legal content and share knowledge to highlight issues that are important to government lawyers.

As the vanguards of the AGLS, the committee offers you the chance to influence and grow the government lawyer community.

Further information

Contact current committee co-chairs Nicola Walsh and Alex Tu via or

Government Lawyer Training (GLT) working group

The GLT working group is responsible for developing and managing the agenda and guest-speaker program for the Foundational Australian GLT program. The three-day GLT program provides training on foundational competencies for new government lawyers, with sessions presented by a range of experienced presenters and panellists. It takes place in Canberra and is usually held twice a year.

The working group will also explore options to deliver the program in a virtual or hybrid format, or other options (e.g. providing access to recorded sessions) to support participation by people outside Canberra.

Further information

Contact the AGLS team via

Nominate to join an AGLS Committee

To nominate yourself, send an email to the committee contacts listed below and include a sentence or 2 describing:

  • why you want to volunteer for the committee; and
  • how you can best contribute to the work of the committee.

Professional Development Committee –

Conference Committee –

Engagement and Communications Committee – and

GLT working group –

Nominations are due by 5pm (AEDT), Thursday 15 December 2022.

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