In-house/Government Lawyers

2017/18 Annual Report

The In-house/Government Lawyers Committee aims to promote and support the specific needs of in-house and government lawyers within the Law Society. It particularly seeks to promote increased understanding in the wider profession of the in-house sector which constitutes over 30% of the national legal profession.

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.

The Committee is in the process of preparing to host a Law Society social function for members from other in-house organisations such as AMPLA, ACC and SOUL to socialise with members of the Law Society. This will be the second function of this nature, the first highly successful function being in the 2016/17 year.

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.

The Committee is also working to highlight other issues of concern to in-house and government practitioners including workload stress with numerous approved redundancies in the public sector.

For more information about this committee please email General Manager, Advocacy – Mary Woodford,