The best speaker was a guy from Brown University who gave a bit of a masterclass about Information Security - his title at Brown.edu is Chief Information Security Officer, and he is the evangelist for info security. Best practice isn't hard in theory - encrypt storage and transmission - but obviously adherence to policy isn't a given in an academic environment.
I'd lined up for a session on "Wearing Multiple Hats" - all the risks when lawyers dabble in management - but it turned out to be role play theatre and embarrassing. I jumped to another session about "How to Survive a High Profile Case" - a nuanced and experienced panel talking about how to cope when there is a scandal or litigation and the press is all excited. A couple of good quotes:
* To the media, the past is prologue.
* The E in email stands for Evidence.
After a fond farewell to the other Australians, I headed back to the hotel feeling a bit more on holiday.