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General Counsel Q&A

On 3 May 2017, the WLA ACT hosted the inaugural General Counsel Q&A. The General Counsel Q&A gave attendees an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, three women General Counsel regarding their experiences in the legal profession, career choices, and path to leadership.

Thank you to our panelists: 

  • Alice Linacre - General Counsel, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources,

  • Alison Pratt - General Counsel, Icon Water, and

  • Sue Bird - Chief Counsel, National Manager Legal, Australian Federal Police.

The panelists spoke on the importance of mentoring, the difference between working in house, in government and in private practice, and shared tips on career progression – including a valuable tip to get breadth of knowledge early in your career and being prepared to move sideways, not just up!

We would like to extend our thanks to Clayton Utz for proudly sponsoring this event.