Programs & projects
The Centre for Professional Development facilitates a number of professional development programs and research projects. Gillian Beaumont Legal has singular knowledge of the ACT legal profession, which ideally places us to offer professional development opportunities for ACT lawyers.
The Roundtable Program consists of four facilitated conversations between Government lawyers with an emphasis on leadership, practical ethics, practice management and professional skills. Completion of the four sessions, held quarterly, equates to six mandatory continuing professional development units.
The conversations investigate the interplay between policy and legal service delivery and other issues specific to Government lawyers, with a focus on legal leaders – specifically SES Band 1, EL2, EL1 and practice managers. Each session is one and a half hours and includes a light lunch.
Registration for the Roundtable program is available here. The Roundtable Program brochure is available here.
Gillian Beaumont Legal employs an Associate Legal Consultant biannually to assist our team in all aspects of the legal recruitment process. The Associate is a recent legal graduate or later year law student. The Associate Program includes a structured professional development program aimed at tailoring their academic skills to the professional workplace. We are pleased to announce that Laura Sweeney has been appointed as our first Associate.
At the completion of their five month employment at Gillian Beaumont Legal, staff will arrange a practical legal experience with a law firm, Government Department or Agency, to facilitate placement necessary for to gain their practising certificate.
If you would like further information about applying to be an Associate Legal Consultant or becoming a partner organisation offering legal placement, please contact Jonathan Beaumont or Jeremy Boland on 02 6126 4500.
Gillian Beaumont Legal is currently developing various research projects focussing on improving performance in the legal profession in partnership with other ACT organisations. If you would like further information about our research projects please contact Jeremy Boland on 02 6126 4500.