Meyer Vandenberg puts leadership into practice

Karyn Starmer22 November 2019
Jackie Davis

Guest speaker Jackie Davis, General Counsel, Department of Health. Photos: Region Media.

Lawyers from across Canberra gathered for the ACT Law Society’s Government Law Drinks on 7 November, hosted by Meyer Vandenberg.

The quarterly gathering is a welcome opportunity for lawyers to expand their networks and meet key people in the ACT. The guest speaker for the Spring event was Department of Health General Counsel Jackie Davis. Ms Davis spoke on leadership and influence.

Harry Kay

Meyer Vandenberg’s Harry Kay speaking at the Government Law Drinks.

“Whether you are, or aspire to be a leader in the traditional sense, want to grow your legal practice, or simply be a good lawyer in whom clients have confidence, leadership skills are essential,” Ms Davis advised.

She explored the difference between being a good and a bad leader, and why it is important to endeavour to be a good leader even if both types have influence.

Harry Kay and Susan Blain

Myer Vandenberg’s Harry Kay and Susan Blain with guest speaker Jackie Davis, Department of Health and Peter Cain, ACT Law Society.

Meyer Vandenberg Special Counsel Harry Kay closed proceedings and took some time to reflect on the life of Rudi Vandenberg who passed away on 2 November. Mr Vandenberg specialised in property law and is a part of Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers’ rich Canberra history.

lawyers in the ACT

The quarterly law drinks area networking opportunity for lawyers in the ACT.

MV Lawyers Business Development Manager Susan Blain says the Government Law Drinks are an important part of Meyer Vandenberg’s practice.

“Jackie is an excellent speaker and we are pleased to host this Spring event and continue to help the Law Society to provide networking opportunities for government lawyers.”

Meyer Vandenberg donated the registration fees for the event to the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation.

For more information visit Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers

Kate Grimmond, David Chun and Susan Blain

Meyer Vandenberg’s Kate Grimmond, David Chun and Susan Blain.

Original Article published by Karyn Starmer on The RiotACT.

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