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AGLS Strategic Plan

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AGLS Vision Statement

The AGLS is a professional network of government lawyers:

  • enabling its members to be the best government lawyers they can be, and
  • supporting consistent legal services and the management of legal risk across the Commonwealth.

The AGLS Board facilitates the vision of the AGLS, supported by the AGLS Committees, through a focus on information sharing, collaboration, guidance and training.

The Strategic Plan sets out the purpose and activities for the AGLS across three streams: governance, engagement and professional development.

Strategic plan

AGLS Strategic Plan 2021


Plan contents


The AGLS Board will develop the AGLS structure and policies by:

  • Developing national strategies
  • Designing and communicating AGLS engagement processes
  • Standing up new committees


The AGLS will facilitate engagement between senior lawyers on whole-of-government legal issues and build a community of leaders of the government lawyer profession. This will be achieved by:

  • Enlisting agency heads and all heads of legal in support of the AGLS
  • Maximising AGLS conference engagement opportunities

The AGLS will work to promote awareness of whole-of-government legal issues or initiatives by:

  • Creating awareness of the work of the AGLS for whole-of-government legal issues

The work of the AGLS will connect and share information with government lawyers working across Australia in corporate and non-corporate Commonwealth entities by:

  • Supporting the development of the Australian Government Legal Advice Database

The AGLS will work to promote broad participation and involvement in its activities through:

  • The development of a communication and stakeholder engagement plan
  • The identification of national champions to encourage participation across the Commonwealth

Professional Development

The AGLS will support a culture of coordinated delivery of legal services and the consistent management of legal risk by:

  • Developing a heads of legal induction package

The AGLS will establish a professional model for government lawyers, including professional standards, government legal practices and training modules by:

  • Developing a coordinated program for Continuing Professional Development
  • Developing and running training modules
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