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Training and events

All face-to-face learning, development programs and events for the AGLS have resumed, following their temporary postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the Foundational Australian Government Lawyer Training Program, the Reciprocal Secondment Program, and the annual conference.

Please email 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.

Reciprocal Secondment Program

The Reciprocal Secondment Program involves short term reciprocal exchanges for government lawyers and private practice lawyers.

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 to discuss how we may be able to deliver this training for you.

Upcoming events

The inaugural AGLS annual conference is scheduled to take place in the second half of 2021. Subscribe to the mailing list to receive further updates.

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