Government Solicitors


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

This year’s Government Solicitors Conference will be held 3 September 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney.

Each year, the Government Lawyers’ Committee convenes The Government Solicitors Conference which brings together leading experts in the legal profession to discuss important and topical aspects of government practice.


The 2019 Government Solicitors Conference will include sessions on:

  • The NSW Modern Slavery Act 
  • Managing a Complex Internal Investigation 
  • AI: Automated Decision-Making and the Rule of Law
  • Pro Bono for Government Lawyers
  • Legal Risk Management and Cyber Security 
  • Ethics 

Full program to be released soon

CPD knowledge areas covered:

  • Practice management and business skills
  • Professional skills
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Substantive Law


This event will feature a number of distinguished speakers delivering presentations on important legal issues relevant to local, state and federal government lawyers as well as those working in private practice on government matters.

Keynote speaker

karen smith

Karen Smith, Crown Solicitor, BEc LLB LLM

Conference speakers include

Lyria Bennet Moses

Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, UNSW Law

Gabriela Christian-Hare

Gabriela Christian-Hare, CEO Australian Pro Bono Centre


Malcolm Heath, Legal Risk Manager, Lawcover

Peter Leonard

Peter Leonard, Principal at Data Synergies and Professor of Practice at UNSW Business School

Michael Selinger

Michael Selinger, Partner, Holding Redlich

Amy Sinclair

Amy Sinclair, Regional Representative for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Ashley Tsacalos

Dr Ashley Tsacalos, Partner, Clayton Utz

A full list of speakers will be released soon – watch this space!

The current price listed is the Early Bird ticket price. Early Bird tickets are only available until 30 June and numbers are limited. 

  • Date: Tuesday, 3 September 2019
  • Time: 9.00am - 5.15pm. Cocktail reception to follow
  • Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • CPD: 6.75 Units
  • Price Premium $288
                Standard $414

Following the conference delegates will be invited to attend the Government Solicitor Awards Presentation and networking event from 5.15pm - 6.15pm.

Proudly sponsored by

Law in Order


Holding Redlich