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:

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

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

CSO Client Seminar

Join us at the next CSO Client Seminar, hosted by the Commercial Law practice group. 
For those of you unable to attend in person, the seminar will also be broadcast as a live webinar.


Procurement law update
Felicity Shaw, A/Assistant Crown Solicitor, CSO
Which, when, why: offers of compromise versus Calderbank letters
Betty Sarkissian, Principal Solicitor, CSO
One financial year in – the Government Sector Finance Act 2018 applied
David Nguyen, Senior Solicitor, CSO

Event details

Attend in person:
Warrane Theatre, Museum of Sydney – Corner of Bridge St and Phillip St, Sydney
Easy access by public transport (one block back from Circular Quay, which is serviced by trains, buses and ferries). See the museum’s Getting Here page for a map and more details.

Attend online:
See webinar link below 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Earn CLE points:
If this seminar is relevant to your professional development and practice of law, you can claim 1.5 CLE points for the event.

How to register

For the seminar:
Email with your full name and department/agency by Monday 12 August 2019

For the webinar:
Register online 
Note: Please check prior to the webinar that your IT security will not block the broadcast.