Reciprocal CPD Program for Government Lawyers

Reciprocal CPD Program for Government Lawyers

The Government Solicitors Committee in collaboration with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission introduced a Reciprocal CPD Program for State and NSW-based Commonwealth government agencies in 2013.

The program allows government solicitors from participating agencies* to register for in-house CPD programs hosted by other participating government agencies.

Registrations for all events will be processed by the host agency. If CPD sessions are rearranged or cancelled, the website will be updated as soon as possible and individual participants will be notified by the host agency. All government agencies are encouraged to join the program.

To participate in the program, each agency is asked to provide details of at least one CPD seminar per year. If your agency has a seminar to include, email: governmentlawyers@lawsociety.com.au.

Wentworth Selborne series - Admissions in investigations - Their admissibility and use

What constitutes an admission and what use can be made of any admission?

Join us for the first of the 12th Floor Wentworth Selborne seminars of 2019 where Nick Beaumont SC, Radhika Withana and Talia Epstein will discuss:

  • what constitutes an admission
  • if an admission is made in the course of an investigation (e.g. in response to s912C notices or in an Enforceable Undertaking) what use can be made of any admission

Continuing professional development:

  • CPD category: Substantive law
  • CPD points: 1 point

Location: ASIC Sydney office, Level 5, 100 Market Street, Sydney
Date/time: Thursday 9 May 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Register by emailing Tanya Parsons

Wentworth Selborne series - ASIC as criminal prosecutor

Join us for a 12th Floor Wentworth Selborne seminar where Yaseen Shariff and Jennifer Single will discuss:

  • the Federal Court's Criminal jurisdiction
  • the impact of Strickland on ASIC's use of civil investigative powers
  • the scope and extent of ASIC's prosecutorial powers
  • the application of the Commonwealth prosecution guidelines

Continuing professional development:

  • CPD category: Substantive law
  • CPD points: 1 point

Location: ASIC Sydney office, Level 5, 100 Market Street, Sydney
Date/time: Thursday 20 June 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Register by emailing Tanya Parsons

Wentworth Selborne series - Gathering evidence abroad

Join us for a 12th Floor Wentworth Selborne seminar where Anthony Lo Surdo SC, Daniel Tynan and Lucy Robb Vujcic will consider the operation of the Foreign Evidence Act. They will explore what use can be made of evidence obtained by foreign regulators in the course of their investigations or in the course of their conduct of proceedings, such as depositions obtained by the US Securities Exchange Commission.

Continuing professional development:

  • CPD category: Substantive law
  • CPD points: 1 point/li>

Location: ASIC Sydney office, Level 5, 100 Market Street, Sydney
Date/time: Thursday 19 September 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Register by emailing Tanya Parsons