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Did you know 94% of In-House Legal Virtual Conference delegates shared they thought the conference was a huge success and would join us for another virtual conference? Well, this is your chance to join us too!

This year we are introducing the opportunity to join us virtually for our one day conference, the 2021 In-house Counsel Day, on June 3rd. 

This is a new way of ACC Australia conferencing and offers you the chance to attend sessions live online from the comfort of… wherever you choose… your company office, your home office or elsewhere! 

If you think the line-up of other conferences has been great in previous years, then get ready for who’s coming this year! 

Carmel Mulhern - Challenges and Opportunities for In-house Legal Teams over the next Financial Year

In this session, Carmel will explain how she and her team met the challenges of 2020, and give an overview of the further challenges and opportunities ahead for big business legal teams over the year ahead.

Carmel Mulhern

Carmel Mulhern is Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Governance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She has responsibility for the Group’s Legal and Governance teams and advises the CEO and the Board on legal matters and corporate governance. Her priorities are to ensure the fair and efficient resolution of the Group’s legal matters and support the board's effectiveness. Carmel is a member, (and inaugural chair), of the Association of Corporate Counsel GC100 and a member of Chief Executive Women. 

Gus Balbontin - Creating Cultures of Trust and Accountability

Gus Balbontin

Yes! After rave reviews at our In-house Legal Virtual Conference last year, we are bringing him back! The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Gus Balbontin is one of them. He’s an investor, entrepreneur, founder and explorer who has spent two decades helping businesses adjust strategies, products, services, culture and individuals to better deal with rapid and regular changing markets. 

Gus is an energetic and engaging speaker who has a preternatural ability to take you on a journey that is both entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring, talking about Creating Cultures of Trust and Accountability.

Anna Bagley and Kate Sherburn - Leveraging Your Legal Clout to Improve the Sustainability and Bottom-line of your Organisation

Anna Bagley along with Kate Sherburn, will be offering practical ideas to help you add value through your role and improve the business's bottom line.

Anna Bagley

Anna is the Group General Manager Risk & Legal, Programmed and ACC Australia Board Member and Immediate Past-President Victorian Chapter. With more than 25,000 employees, Programmed is a leading provider of operations and maintenance services across all industry sectors, including education, health, infrastructure, manufacturing, transport and mining in Australia and New Zealand. She is a member of the executive team and acts as company secretary for over 50 companies in the group and as executive director of Programmed’s main operating entity, Programmed Maintenance Services Limited. 

Kate Sherburn Kate is the sole Legal Beagle (aka in-house counsel) at Who Gives A Crap. This involves advising on a very broad range of issues, including global compliance with regulatory requirements, contracting, privacy, risk management, IP, marketing claims and legal management (plus anything else that gets thrown her way!) She is creating the legal function from the ground up in a rapidly changing environment.

Tim de Sousa and Chris Hatfield - Managing Your Data Risk in the Post-COVID World

Tim de Sousa along with Christopher Hatfield, will be sharing how to manage your data risk in a Post-COVID World.

Tim de Sousa

Tim is a strategic and operational privacy expert and works at the intersection of privacy, information governance, emerging technologies and digital transformation at FTI Consulting. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) ANZ Advisory Board. He has held senior privacy and transformation roles in the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac, and the NSW Government. In 2020, Tim was named one of the “Agile 50” - the “World’s 50 Most Influential People Revolutionising Governance” - by the OECD and Apolitical.

Christopher Hatfield Chris Hatfield is an experienced technologist specialising in providing forensic technology solutions to a broad range of clients across multiple industries and jurisdictions at FTI Consulting. For over 20 years Chris has worked in forensic technology, information security, and cyber investigations, gaining considerable experience in both the technical and strategic application of technology-centric solutions for his clients. He advises clients in digital forensics and e-discovery during investigations, litigation, arbitration, and regulatory inquiries. Who’s Who Legal have noted that Chris is a “real strategist” and that clients describe him as “fiercely talented”.

Rachel Colla and Paul Garth - Deep in the Trenches: A Toolkit to Maintain Resilience in Extended Periods of Stress and Uncertainty

Paul Garth and Rachel Colla, will share a toolkit to help maintain resilience in extended periods of stress and uncertainty. 

Rachel Colla

Rachel is a well-being, motivation, and performance specialist whose work has spanned multiple sectors, including corporate, health, education, and not profit. As a trained psychologist, she has extensive experience in bringing the science of optimal performance and wellbeing to life to assist both individuals and organisations to thrive. Rachel is an experienced facilitator and coach with expertise in goal setting and achievement, leadership development, and wellbeing.  

Rachel will give guidance on self-care strategies, and methods managers can use to ensure their remote team of dedicated and conscientious lawyers are not collectively heading for burnout working part- or full-time from their homes. 

Paul Garth Paul heads up Pinsent Masons Vario’s flexible legal services team in Australia. Having previously worked in the legal sector for over ten years as a recruitment and search consultant, Paul has assisted lawyers with critical career moves to and from every continent on earth! 

Charles Power - Employer Responsibilities or Industrial Manslaughter? Ethical Considerations as COVID Vaccines Roll Out

Charles Power, Holding Redlich, Partner, Workplace Relations and Safety will critically review the complex range of ethical considerations now that COVID-19 Vaccines are being rolled out.

Charles Power

Charles is a Partner at Holding Redlich. Charles Power draws on over 20 years of skills, expertise and experience in workplace relations and safety law. In addition to legal practice, Charles has served as an associate to a senior deputy president of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Charles has been recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner in Labour and Employment Law and Employee Benefits Law since 2013. In 2021 Best Lawyers awarded Charles Lawyer of the Year in the Employee Benefits field. Charles is also recognised in the 2020 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a leading lawyer in Employment (Employer Representation) for Victoria.

Want to see more?

Click through to the VIC In-house Counsel Day website today!