The College of Law, Level 9, 19 Grenfell St,
Adelaide, South Australia
|Topic||People & Culture|
|CPD||1 - Practice Management and Business Skills|
Shalini Nallaratnam, Estrin-Saul
Bernice Witkowski, DMAW Lawyers
Susan Treglown, Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers
Every year ALPMA conducts a Salary and HR Issues Survey of Australian law firms. This year, 300 law firms (representing 9,700 staff) participated in our Australian survey, making it the most comprehensive, independent HR and remuneration study across all roles (including actual salaries paid) within the Australian legal industry.
Join fellow ALPMA members in Adelaide to discuss the key findings of the 2023 survey. Our panellists will provide an insightful overview of the current National and SA recruitment market with a round table discussion on the pertinent HR and Remuneration challenges we are all facing in Adelaide.
Associate at Estrin-Saul
Shalini is an Immigration Lawyer in the Corporate Team at Estrin Saul Lawyers Adelaide. She has previously worked as an accountant and tax adviser and understands the operational challenges and complexities faced by businesses. She is passionate about seeing businesses leverage global talent to strengthen their workforce and regularly assists her clients to navigate the skilled migration process.
Executive General Manager at DMAW Lawyers
Bernice has a strong business background, with a particular focus on people management, spanning in excess of 20 years. The majority of her experience has been in professional services environments.
Bernice has previously worked in Adelaide and Sydney and has prior management experience and responsibility for staff located interstate and overseas. Additionally, Bernice has experience working as part of a global team with key contacts based in the USA and the UK.
Her core functional areas of remit and oversight at DMAW Lawyers include financial management, human resources, marketing, IT, premises and procurement, compliance and strategy.
Bernice works closely with both lawyers and support staff across the firm and reports to the Board of directors.
People and Performance Manager at Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers
As the People & Performance Manager of a rapidly growing Australian law firm Susan Treglown wears many hats including leader, counsellor, strategist and governance watchdog, but it’s the firm’s people and their success that drive her.
“My role gives me the opportunity to help shape people’s careers and make a difference for the firm,” she says.
“I care about the success of everyone who works at the firm. Their success is the firm’s success. To me, that’s what good leadership is about.”
Susan brings a well-rounded approach to her role, balancing pragmatism and a strong business focus with empathy and a sense of fun, strengthening the firm’s culture and community feel. She is noted for her honesty and loyalty to staff and her ability to find creative solutions to problems.
A strong advocate for team work and collaboration, Susan encourages others to develop an expansive view of business and believes wholeheartedly in the adage ‘good leaders play chess not checkers’.