Government Solicitors Conference


7 September 2021


This September 7, the Government Solicitors Conference returns online via livestream

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


It's a full day of sessions that includes 7 CPD hours on the day (plus 3 extra hours on-demand), featuring distinguished speakers presenting on important legal issues relevant to local, state and federal government lawyers.

The winners of the Government Solicitor Awards will be announced during the conference.


Date: Tuesday 7 September 2021
Format: Online
CPD: 10 CPD Units

Member early bird: $295
Non-member early bird: $425
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Discount available for group registrations of five or more. Contact us for details.


Craig Badings
Craig Badings | Read bio
Partner, SenateSHJ


Kate Boyd
Kate Boyd | Read bio
Deputy Secretary, General Counsel,
NSW Department Premier and Cabinet

Paul Coady
Paul Coady | Read bio
Barrister, Public Defenders Chambers


Bret Walker
Chris D'Aeth | Read bio
Executive Director & Principal Registrar
Supreme Court of New South Wales

Ben Gauntlett
Dr Ben Gauntlett | Read bio
Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission


Dominique Hogan-Doran
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC | Read bio
Senior Counsel, 5 Wentworth Chambers

Juliet Lucy
Dr Juliet Lucy | Read bio
Barrister, St James Hall Chambers 


Rowan McRae
Rowan McRae | Read bio
Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity
Victoria Legal Aid

Ronan MacSweeney
Ronan MacSweeney | Read bio
Deputy General Counsel - Construction & Projects, Legal Branch 
Transport for New South Wales
Government Solicitors Committee


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The Hon Brigitte Sandra Markovic Read bio
Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Lyn Nicholson
Lyn Nicholson | Read bio
General Counsel,
Corporate & Commercial,
Holding Redlich


Marina Olsen
Marina Olsen | Read bio
Partner, Banki Haddock Fiora

Jeannie Marie Paterson
Professor Jeannie Marie Paterson Read bio
Professor of Law and Co-Director for the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics,
The University of Melbourne


Steven Rares
The Honourable Justice Steven Rares | Read bio
Federal Court of Australia

Edward Santow
Edward Santow | Read bio
Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner


Amanda Sapienza
Dr Amanda Sapienza | Read bio
Senior Solicitor, Crown Solicitor’s Office

Ashley Tsacalos
Dr Ashley Tsacalos | Read bio
Partner, Clayton Utz


Elizabeth Tydd
Elizabeth Tydd | Read bio
Chief Executive Officer and Information Commissioner NSW, Information and Privacy Commission NSW
Open Data Advocate

Bret Walker
Bret Walker AO SC | Read bio
Barrister, 5th Floor St James Hall


Juliana Warner
Juliana Warner | Read bio
President, the Law Society of NSW

Yvonne Weldon
Yvonne Weldon | Read bio
Chairperson, Metropolitan Local 
Aboriginal Land Council


Greg Wrobel
Greg Wrobel | Read bio
Partner, Holding Redlich

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Her Honour Judge Dina Yehia SC Read bio
District Court of New South Wales





  Member price (2021) Non-member price
Standard price
12 July - 6 September
$330 $465
Bulk tickets (5 or more PAX)
12 July - 6 September
$300 $430



Government Solicitors Awards

Nominations for the John Hennessy Legal Scholarship and the Michelle Crowther PSM Excellence in Government Legal Service Award are now closed.

The winners of the Government Solicitor Awards will be announced during the conference.


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