Next CPD event – Acting for Government in Litigation

This seminar will explore the ethical responsibilities of government lawyers to the court. Dr Appleby will provide an overview of the model litigant obligations in theory and practice and Dr Le Mire will comment on the recent decision about the conduct of ASIC in the case of ASIC v Hellicar [2012] HCA 17. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Kimber SC, will provide a general commentary, with a particular focus on the responsibilities of the prosecutor.

Dr Gabrielle Appleby
Dr Gabrielle Appleby is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School. Her doctoral work examined the role of the Solicitor-General in Australia, for which she was awarded the University Medal and the Bonython Prize. She is the co-editor of Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General (Ashgate Publishing, in press), The Future of Australian Federalism: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2012), the co-author of Australian Public Law (Oxford University Press, 2011), and has published in a number of areas of public law in top ranked peer-reviewed journals and scholarly books. She has previously worked at Crown Law (Queensland) and the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.
Dr Suzanne Le Mire
Dr Suzanne Le Mire is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide Law School. Suzanne has written widely in the area of lawyers’ ethics and corporate governance. Her recent work explores the challenges for lawyers working in organisational contexts. Her doctoral thesis examined the role of independent directors of large corporations and focused on the effectiveness of these directors as a mechanism for improving corporate governance. Suzanne Previously worked at Piper Alderman and Monash University. In 2012 Suzanne was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism based at Georgia State University in recognition of her teaching activities.

Commentator: Adam Kimber SC
Adam Kimber is a graduate of the Adelaide Law School. After completing his legal qualifications at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, Mr Kimber worked as an associate to Len King, the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia. In 1995, he worked as a solicitor at Wallmans Solicitors before joining the ODPP in July that year. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010. He has occupied various senior roles in the ODPP and was appointed DPP in 2012.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Time: 7.30 am – 8.40 am
Breakfast: A buffet continental breakfast will be served, accompanied by tea, coffee and juice
Venue: National Wine Centre (Cnr North Tce and Hackney Road)
Parking: Parking is available along Hackney Road and Plane Tree Drive after the first Parking Bay. Charges will apply.
Cost: $130 – Standard ticket
$110 – Alumni ticket
*$75 – Young lawyers discount ticket (for those admitted for less than 3 years)
$40 – Adelaide GDLP Students
The event will attract 1 CPD point in a required unit (practical ethics).
Please RSVP by 23 September 2013 to Eventbrite

Information about other CPD events in the Adelaide Law School Breakfast Seminar Series is available here


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