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August 4, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST

Virtual roundtable |

ACC Australia Virtual Office

Members: $0
Non-members: $0
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

As a Sole Legal Officer, or a small team, you ideally want to create processes that help assist your legal function to integrate well within the business.

Although a process, piece of technology, or form may make sense to you, it may not make sense to those who need to use it. The importance of implementing legal design and design thinking methodologies within your organisation will allow you to create solutions which are appropriate for your business partners and becomes something they feel they were part of creating.

This facilitated discussion will work through the establishment of a legal function, implementing solutions, creating tools and the best way to work with those internally to create a department you can be proud of.


Theo Kapodistrias

Facilitator: Theo Kapodistrias, Chair SLO and General Counsel, UpGuard  
Theo Kapodistrias is a multi-national award-winning lawyer and keynote speaker. Currently he is the General Counsel at UpGuard. He is the Tasmanian Divisional President and Director of ACC Australia. Theo is also the Chair of the Sole Legal Officer Special Interest Group. In addition, Theo has a strong involvement in the community as a Tasmanian Ambassador and Industry Champion with Business Events Tasmania and as the Director and Licensee of TEDxHobart. He recently launched his keynote speaker business helping individuals to be seen, be heard, and make an impact


Krystal Kovac

Krystal Kovac, Head of Legal & Compliance, Oncore
Krystal is the Head of Legal & Compliance at Oncore, joining the company as a YOLO and spending the past 2.5 years building out the legal and compliance functions. Krystal’s role covers a broad range of areas including employment, commercial/contracts, IP, disputes, and privacy. In addition, Krystal is also a member of the Oncore Leadership Team, chairs the Risk and Compliance Committee, and has a keen interest in legal operations and technology.


Kate Sherburn

Kate Sherburn, Legal Beagle (Senior Legal Counsel), Who Gives a Crap
Kate is the Legal Beagle at Who Gives A Crap, and has been the first and sole in-house lawyer in her two most recent roles. Kate’s experience is predominately in the corporate advisory space, compliance, commercial and contract law, IP and privacy, but as a YOLO she covers everything that gets thrown her way. In her current role, she is creating the legal function from the bottom up (pun intended!).


 Faten Awad

Faten Awad, General Counsel, MacKillop Family Services
Faten joined MacKillop Family Services (MacKillop) as its first General Counsel, in 2017. Since this time, Faten’s role has evolved to establish and manage several functions: Legal Services, Procurement and Internal Audit. Faten was also appointed to the role of Secretary of the Board Audit and Risk Committee in 2018.  Faten advises across a range of areas including corporate governance, commercial, IP, dispute resolution, property and privacy, is responsible for management of key policy frameworks and regularly delivers training to MacKillop’s staff. 


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Practice Management and Business Skills

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