VIC Navigating a New Way of Working

1:00pm Wednesday, 17 March 2021
2:00pm Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Online via Webinar
This webinar will take place 1.00pm AEDT, Victoria 3000

Have your staff become used to working from home? Do they relish the opportunity to return to the office or are they facing it with dread and reluctance?  

So many of our members are facing major challenges around a workforce who have adapted to working from home. How do we manage a return to working from the office while following government guidelines, considering client needs and looking out for staff welfare? 

We have gathered some fellow law administrators from small, medium and large firms to share their expertise in addressing these types of issues: 

  • Hybrid models of working 
  • Managing staff through change
  • Dealing with the mental health of staff
  • Keeping attendance records  - COVID safe rules in the office - managing number restrictions
  • Flexible working agreements – changing contracts 
  • Employers obligation to provide a safe working environment 
    • Who funds the work from home equipment?
    • How do you manage confidentiality around family members.  
    • Childcare arrangements 
  • Mentoring/supervision – how is this developed and maintained while working flexibly? 
  • Developing and maintaining team culture 
  • Contracts for photocopier etc. Redundant devices? 

Join us for a panel discussion covering these and other issues. Email us with your questions and we can look to cover as much as possible. 

Click here to send your questions to Melanie 

Panel hosted by:

Sandra Mooney

Business Manager

Stary Norton Halphen


Panelists include:

Clare Monger

Associate Director HR

K & L Gates

Clare Monger is Associate Director of Human Resources at K&L Gates and has almost 20 years' experience in the field of people, organisational culture and strategy. She develops and implements programs to enhance culture and develop leadership capability. Clare is trained in brain based coaching with the Neuroleadership Institute and works with existing and aspiring leaders to encourage them to become productive and effective leaders.  Clare was awarded HR Professional of Year at the Women in Law Awards in 2017, being recognised for creating initiatives to advance women in the law.

Michael Rhodes

Business Services Manager

Russell Kennedy

Michael is currently the Business Services Manager at Russell Kennedy, a member of ALPMA and is also a Victorian Committee Member. Michael is an accomplished professional with a proven track record in a variety of customer service orientated roles within a variety of industry sectors including professional services. He relies on his technical expertise, extensive experience and a 'can do' attitude to build high performing teams that deliver to a high standard.

Experienced in supplier contract negotiations, facilities management, purchasing, project management, team development including training, coaching and mentoring and process improvement including design and implementation of service delivery standards.


Jennifer Tasker

Practice Manger

Slocombe Brand Lawyers

Jennifer is a Director at ITECS Pty Ltd.  She is also a Financial Controller contractor to numerous boutique start up law firms working in a range of roles covering financial control, project management and HR.


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