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Training and events

Upcoming events

The inaugural AGLS annual conference will take place online on Thursday 14 October 2021. Register now!

All face-to-face learning, development programs and events for the AGLS have been postponed or arrangements made for virtual delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the Foundational Australian Government Lawyer Training Program, and the Reciprocal Secondment Program.

Please email agls@governmentlawyers.gov.au to register your interest in any of these programs, or to add your name to a waiting list.

For virtual training options and useful materials, visit the Resources page.

Training courses

Foundational Australian Government Lawyer Training Program

The AGLS administers cost-effective training on foundational competencies for junior lawyers or lawyers new to government.
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Reciprocal Secondment Program

The Reciprocal Secondment Program involves short term reciprocal exchanges for government lawyers and private practice lawyers.
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The Office of Legal Services Coordination (OLSC) also offers training on the Legal Services Directions. It provides an overview of the directions and how they operate in practice. The topics covered include:

  • significant issues reporting and settling significant issues
  • engaging counsel
  • sharing advice
  • tied work
  • the Model Litigant Obligation
  • an update on the Government Legal Services Panel.

If you think you or your team would benefit from a refresher on the directions, email olsc@ag.gov.au to discuss how we may be able to deliver this training for you.
 

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