Legal Services Coordination
Legal Services Coordination is a business centre within the Department of Attorney General and Justice that is responsible for leading the development and promoting the implementation, of legal services policy across the NSW public sector.
Legal Services Coordination aims to foster excellence and best practice legal services and facilitate whole of government collaboration. Legal Services Coordination has a critical role in working with agencies to maintain high quality and value for money legal services for the NSW government.
Legal Services Coordination assists NSW Government agencies to obtain cost effective and appropriate legal services by providing:
- Guidelines, policies and best practice standards for legal services
- Assistance to agencies who want to review or outsource their legal services
- Coordinating the Legal Manager's Forum
- Information on legal education and training.
Legal Managers Forum 11 October 2013
Legal Managers Forums provides an opportunity to connect legal managers across government and discuss topical legal and managerial issues.
The last Legal Managers Forum for 2013 will be held on Friday 11 October 2013 and co-hosted by the Family and Community Services cluster and The Law Society of NSW.
More details on the agenda will be provided to legal managers closer to the date. If you are a legal manager and would like further information, please contact Legal Services Coordination at email@example.com.
Informed Purchaser Training
Informed Purchaser Training is available for NSW Government departments and agencies. If your department or agency is interested in this training, please contact Legal Services Coordination via firstname.lastname@example.org. The training is based on the modules in the Informed Purchaser Training package, which is available by clicking here. Alternatively, the package can be accessed via the 'Information for Government Agencies' part of this site. For the interim, the training package is provided in PDF format.
Legal Services Blueprint
The NSW Government released its Legal Services Blueprint in August 2011. The Legal Services Blueprint outlines reforms to the delivery of legal services across the NSW Government in the following six areas:
- Fee Arrangements
- In-house Legal Services
- Measurement and Monitoring
- Information Sharing
- Whole of Government Coordination
The reforms are designed to ensure that legal services expenditure in NSW is transparent, efficient and aligned with Government priorities.
The Government has endorsed the reforms contained in the Legal Services Blueprint.
Legal Services Coordination is working with agencies to implement the reforms across Government. Please click here for more information on the current projects Legal Services Coordination is presently working on.