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Member benefits

The AGLS is an overarching professional network for all Commonwealth Government lawyers, including those from the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS). So what’s in it for you?

Membership is automatic – you do not need to apply. While you remain an employee of your entity, your membership of the AGLS forms a core part of your professional identity.

The AGLS will be your government lawyer network, supporting your identity as a government lawyer and setting and maintaining professional standards. Further information will be provided when the AGLS is formally launched.

The AGLS will offer training, events and career enhancement opportunities are tailored to you as a government lawyer. These opportunities are aimed at enhancing your capabilities in the delivery of legal services across government. Visit the Training and events page or the Career pathways page for more information.

The AGLS will improve the efficiency of Commonwealth legal services, by promoting information-sharing and consistency, and minimising duplication. You will have opportunities to connect with more than 2,000 Commonwealth government lawyers working in over 90 entities across Australia. Subscribe to the AGLS mailing list at the bottom of the page to be among the first to learn about upcoming initiatives.

From 2021, the AGLS Conference will be the key event of the year, with expert speakers, networking opportunities, and a social function.

Above all, the AGLS will strengthen and support the valuable work you all do in managing Commonwealth legal risk. We encourage you to take up opportunities to engage with the work of the AGLS as it evolves, and contribute to its growth and success.

This website is the central hub for access to services and information offered by the AGLS. But the AGLS will be more than a website, and it will be our members that contribute to building a professional network that drives the goals and purpose of the AGLS.

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