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Training and events

In line with government advice around social distancing, all face-to-face learning and development programs have been postponed until further notice. This includes the Foundational Australian Government Lawyer Training Program and the Reciprocal Secondment Program, as well as the annual conference. We anticipate the annual conference will be held in 2021.

In the meantime, email agls@governmentlawyers.gov.au to register your interest in any of these programs, or 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

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

Various locations
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. While face-to-face training is suspended for the time being, we can deliver training virtually for small groups.

Upcoming events

In line with government advice on social distancing, all AGLS events, including the annual conference, have been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The next AGLS annual conference is expected to be held in 2021.

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