In-house/Government Lawyers

2016/17 Annual Report

The In-house/Government Lawyers Committee aims to promote and support the specific needs of in-house and government lawyers.

Committee members have contributed articles on issues of specific concern to this sector of the profession for Brief.

The Committee continues to support the Law Society’s CPD programme with suggestions for seminars and participation in seminars which not only engage the in-house sector but also inform and educate the private profession on the particular challenges facing in-house practitioners. To this end, a successful panel seminar, chaired by the Convenor, Tips for Engaging with In-House Counsel was delivered by the Law Society and included a presentation on the topic by the Deputy Convenor.

The Committee hosted a Law Society social function for members from other in-house organisations to discuss in-house practice with each other and more generally socialise with other likeminded members of the Law Society.

The Committee has continued its work of the last two years to improve the situation of restricted practitioners who are supervised by a non-prescribed agency under the Legal Profession Act 2008.

For more information about this committee please email General Manager, Advocacy – Mary Woodford, advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au