• September 2019

  • Friday, 13 September 2019
    13 Sep 2019 9:00am - 13 Sep 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Our intensive one day workshop facilitated by leading in-house lawyers and private practitioners is designed to give you a head start and help you quickly come to grips with the most important aspects of in-house practice. This workshop will help you get on top of your role and fulfil client expectations from the outset.

    This unique workshop is designed primarily for in-house counsel who have recently commenced in-house practice and private practitioners considering commencing in-house practice. In collaboration with experienced in-house lawyers across a wide range of industries, Leo Cussen Centre for Law has developed a program which identifies key areas to assist in-house lawyers to survive, thrive and succeed in the in-house environment.

    Over the course of this one day workshop, our panel of experienced lawyers will provide insights, key practical tips and lead discussion on all of the most important and practical topics relevant to your day to day practice. 

    Privacy Compliance for In-House Counsel 

    • Overview of the Australian Privacy Principles
    • Recent cases and guidance
    • The first year of the mandatory data breach notification regime
    • Extra territorial reach of the General Data Protection Regulations of the EU
    • Building an effective privacy compliance program in-house (including Privacy By Design, internal data management and due diligence of third parties)

    Presented by: Adrian Hill, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Open Universities Australia

    Digital Governance and Social Media 

    • Managing your in-house social media community to manage legal risk
    • Hot topics in social media litigation
    • Practical suggestions for resolving social media related disputes

    Presented by: Madeline Edwards, Legal Counsel Senior Specialist, Telstra

    Data Security, Cyber Attacks and the Role of In-House Counsel

    • Why should you worry about data security and cyber attacks?
    • What are the current cyber challenges facing businesses in Australia
    • What are the essential risk management tools to minimise the occurrence or impact of an attack?
    • What is the role of in-house counsel?

    Presented by: Jhin ChiuSenior Specialist Legal Counsel – Regulatory, Telstra

    Legal Professional Privilege for In-House Counsel 

    • Fundamentals of legal professional privilege – a refresher
    • Privilege issues faced by in-house counsel
    • Commissioning expert reports: lessons from the authorities
    • Waiver – practical tips for how to avoid losing privilege

    Presented by: Jacob Uljans, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

    Ethics for In-House Counsel

    • Conflict of interest-specifically around the tension between being a member of the management team interacting and possibly being friends with colleagues vs the duty to inform and advise the client should any staff reveal issues that should be reported to the client but may incriminate the staff member themselves.
    • Duty to not assist the client to mislead any third parties. Specifically, around preparing reports that go to regulators. And interacting with external lawyers in a way that doesn’t compromise the in-house counsel’s independence.
    • The risk of loss of independence and objectivity when advising the client in matters that may impact on the in-house counsel’s own personal position.
    • Opinion shopping – managing a difference of opinion between external lawyers and in-house counsel.
    • Managing pressure from senior management and colleagues to give legal advice that may compromise in-house counsel’s ethical and professional obligations.

    Presented by: Michael Dolan, Director, ethics4lawyers

    Managing the Tender Process

    • More than just Ts and Cs – how to set expectations on when to get legal involved?
    • Juggling risks, adding value, working with sales, estimators, decision makers and the delivery team
    • Establishing governance frameworks
    • Observations on market – bid sweatshops

    Presented by: Sally Rogers, Principal, In-house legal specialist services, Sally Rogers Legal Services

    Preparing Memorandums of Advice to the Board – Clarity, Clear Communication and Simplifying your Advice

    • Plain language communication: the principles of clear and reader-focused advice-writing
    • The perils of the so-called professional legal writing voice
    • Clarity versus simplicity: similar but critically different
    • Tips, trip to traps and techniques on generating documents that your reader will understand on the first read

    Presented by: Bob Milstein, Lawyer, Plain Language Trainer and Document Writer, Words and Beyond

    Managing the in-house function

    • Why are you there? What is your role and what is your value?
    • How do you move from “trusted advisor” to “business partner”?
    • What do you do? Prioritizing the work with maximum impact, and managing client expectations and demands

    Presented by: Luke OrtisiSenior Corporate and Financial Services Lawyer, K2 Asset Management Ltd