Around 100 in-house counsel met at the National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide to network, learn and share ideas at the ACC-organised South Australian In-House Counsel Day on 23 March.
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia brought together a diverse group of legal professionals to the conference and curated an interesting line-up of speakers with a variety of expertise and experience. Sessions ranged from topics on high-performance teams, ethical issues, privacy laws, preparing or conducting and responding to an investigation, insolvency, and legal efficiency.
“Thank you to everyone and the ACC Australia for putting on a great event and to all our members for attending,” said Damien Harby, general counsel at the state electricity distributor SA Power Networks and the new president of the South Australian Division of the ACC Australia.
“It was a welcoming environment. There was great attendance, a good variety of speakers and excellent engagement by our members through session questions and conversations during the breaks.”
The perfect attendance record among registered delegates highlights how much importance the legal community places on such face-to-face gatherings. The event also had the bonus of taking place on a sunny day, allowing attendees to enjoy their breaks on the Australian Wine Centre patio.
Linda Oliver, senior manager, legal, compliance and insurance at South Australia’s water supplier SA Water in Adelaide, acknowledged the important insight gained from the speakers. “There were such great attendance numbers, which meant it was also a great networking opportunity and the relaxed venue made it more enjoyable, too,” said Oliver.
ACC Australia’s In-House Counsel Day also remind in-house counsel of the value of stepping back, taking time out to learn and reconnect with peers. For those who missed this event, the ACC Australia will conduct three more In-House Counsel Days in Western Australia on 4 May in East Perth, New South Wales on 18 May in Sydney, and lastly for Queensland on 25 May in South Brisbane.