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ACLA 2010: Lawyers Weekly's full coverage of the ACLA National Conference 2010

ACLA 2010: Lawyers Weekly's full coverage of the ACLA National Conference 2010

Hundreds of in-house lawyers have congregated in Sydney on Thursday for the annual ACLA National Conference 2010. Lawyers Weekly presents all the news and views from the conference.

Hundreds of in-house lawyers have congregated in Sydney on Thursday for the annual ACLA National Conference 2010. Lawyers Weekly presents all the news and views from the conference.

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Day 2

Dodgy clients should be dropped

Lawyers have been told they have no duty to act for "repugnant" clients, at a discussion on ethics at the ACLA Conference this morning (12 November).

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Day 1 Highlights

8:00 am Registration opens

8:30 am Pre-Conference workshops

11:30 am Conference registration

11:30 am Industry Think Tanks

12:30 pm Opening address by David Patience, ACLA National President

12:50 pm Risk Mastery, Dr Glen Singleman & Heather Swan

1:45 pm Quickshots: Hot legal topics

3:10 pm International Keynote: 'Overcoming Corruption: A regional Challenge', Senator Tunku Adul Aziz Ibrahim, Transparency International

3:55 pm Keynote Address: 'Recent changes to ASIC's supervisory powers', Tony D'Aloisi, ASIC Chairman

4:45 pm Panel discussion: The Commercial-legal divide

5:30 pm ACLA Annual General Meeting

7:00 pm ACLA In-House Lawyer Awards presentation & dinner

Day 2 Highlights

8:45 am Opening Remarks, Simon Tupman

9:00 am International Keynote: 'New Leadership: The psychology of managing effective and high-performing legal teams', John Allen, NZ Secretary of Foreign Affairs

9:45 am Discussion Panel: 'Managing ethical dilemmas and the commercial reality: The in-house jigsaw'

11:15 am Motivational Speaker: The Science of high performance, Andrew May

12:05 pm ACLA National Mentoring Program

12:20 pm Parallel Sessions: Practice Management Issues

2:00 pm Parallel Sessions: Career Development

2:50 pm Keynote Speaker: 'Reform of the national legal profession: Nationalising regulation of the legal profession and its future in Australia', Roger Wilkins, National Legal Profession Taskforce

4:00 pm Leading Legal Minds Roundtable: 'C-Suite - CEO and General Counsel Interface'

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Day 1

Phone tapping to be used sparingly: ASIC

Belinda Gibson, the deputy chairman of ASIC, has told Lawyers Weekly that the regulators will not be "driving around in vans up and down St Georges Terrace or listening in on everything," as ASIC signalled it will limit its proposed phone tapping powers to serious markets offences.

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Curbing corruption in Malaysia will reduce boat people

Malaysian Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim has said that corrupt Malaysian immigration officials are allowing refugees to get to Indonesia before boarding "leaky boats" to get to Australia, during the international keynote address at the ACLA National Conference in Sydney on Thursday.

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In-house lawyers debate the long-term view

In-house energy and resources lawyers were asked to consider the future of their industry and the long-term responsibilities of their organisations during a specialised think-tank at the 2010 ACLA Conference.

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Spam "tsunami" exposes legal departments

In-house lawyers have been urged to exercise caution regarding their policies, training and procedures for dealing with social networking and avoiding breaches of the Spam Act and the Do Not Call Register Act, at a technology think tank during the ACLA National Conference in Sydney on Thursday.

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