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  • Council Brief - July 2018

    3 July 2018 (PDF File, 3.0 MB)

    Australian human rights luminary to present 2018 Shirley Smith Address; President’s annual report to 2018 Wellington Branch AGM; Making law a safe space?; Take control of your own career rather than waiting for others; St Thomas More Society, Wellington — mass and dinner; Melton James Prosser – 8 July 1931-12 May 2018; Funding your child into their first home; ACC — a thinner scraping of jam for all; Community Law Manual 2018–2019: looking back and looking ahead.

  • Council Brief - June 2018

    3 July 2018 (PDF File, 2.3 MB)

    Open Government principles and the Society; Join a Branch committee; Notice of Wellington Branch AGM; Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs to present 2018 Shirley Smith Address; Honorary doctorate awarded to leading Judge; Cyber security and lawyers; Law Society cricketers play the Wanderers at the Basin Reserve; Late guilty pleas and the administration of justice; Appointment of Judge of the High Court.

  • Council Brief - May 2018

    2 May 2018 (PDF File, 4.3 MB)

    Conversations for change; Wellness in the workplace; Gender Equality Charter launched; Library open for business; Reflections on the law, 'judgery' and tomorrow's New Zealand; Law Society v Bell Gully cricket match; Taking lessons from the Rangitahi Courts; Volunteers sought for Rimutaka Prison advice clinics; Armed conflict and art crime — centuries of war plunder.

  • Council Brief - April 2018

    28 March 2018 (PDF File, 2.7 MB)

    The legal profession's response to sexual harassment in the workplace; Steady progress in the Library — training offered for Lexis Advance; James Clifford Simpson 10 July 1947–24 February 2018; Borrin Foundation calls for research ideas; Animal law associaton says the rodeo is illegal under the Animal Welfare Act; Who will prevent elder abuse and neglect?; The eternal burden of costs; Stress is inevitable — but don't let it beat you.

  • Council Brief - March 2018

    2 March 2018 (PDF File, 4.6 MB)

    From the president; Launch of Borrin Foundation; First NZ charities conference in Wellington; High Court Library all go; Richard Peterson — lawyer, fencer and musician; Rowland Woods — from agricultural economics to immigration law; Refugee family support – reduced to 'tiers'; Brexit 'the most complex legal issue...'; Great day's golf at the 'Last Resort' tournament.

  • Council Brief - February 2018

    2 February 2018 (PDF File, 6.3 MB)

    From the President; Appointment as High Court Judge; New Year Honour; NZLS Acting Director; Frank Bernard Niall Fox — 17 March 1936–7 October 2017; Restorative justice collection available online; Five years as Ombudsman to world internet body; Appointment to Court of Appeal; Legal Historian/Maori land law specialist honoured; Conflict resolution leader received new year honour; LEANS essay competition; Counsel in Concert.

  • Council Brief - December 2017

    29 November 2017 (PDF File, 8.5 MB)

    Honouring '50-plus' practitioners; Update from the Wairarapa; Chancellor discusses judicial independence; 24/7 access to the High Court Library now restored; Body Corporate budgets and levies; New Zealand Women's Law Journal; Moana Jackson to receive honorary doctorate; Des Deacon dinner; Rex Mason prize; #metoo and the legal profession.

  • Council Brief - November 2017

    3 November 2017 (PDF File, 6.9 MB)

    Responding to the diversity charter, anti-money laundering and the career of law; Shirley Smith Address; Come and see the new library; Gender Diversity and Inclusion Charter; Wellington Women Lawyers' Association celebrates anniversary; Temporary Housing and the Residential Tenancies Act 1986; Williams v ACC: Getting the information right.

  • Council Brief - October 2017

    10 October 2017 (PDF File, 8.2 MB)

    NZLS Gender Diversity and Inclusion Charter; Tenth annual Shirley Smith address: Professor Jacinta Ruru; Photos from the Annual Dinner; WWLA Politics & Election Quiz; Marlborough Branch annual dinner; Law Centre volunteers – compassion is nine tenths of the law; Great turn-out for 83rd Devil’s Own at Hokowhitu.

  • Council Brief - September 2017

    1 September 2017 (PDF File, 2.1 MB)

    NZ’s first Maori law professor to deliver the 10th annual Shirley Smith address; An Evening with Lord Justice Lloyd Jones; Employment Court Judge appointed; Big library changes afoot – shelving nearly there then at last the books!; John Barr Stevenson – 27 December 1936-1 June 2017; WWlA ‘meet the politicians – women’s affairs’ event goes off like a rocket; Just three parties turn up at Branch justice presentation; Protecting confidentiality of sexual violence service records in criminal proceedings; Random thoughts on robots and the law; Ethics Committee invites practitioners to suggest issues for seminar; New Zealand Animal Law Association: 2017 Conference.

  • Council Brief - August 2017

    1 September 2017 (PDF File, 3.8 MB)

    Collegiality, diversity and testing hidden biases; Mediation and public law disputes; New Council members Arti Chand and Gretchen Freeman; Law Foundation distinguished fellow to speak; Library reorganisation continues; What is it with housing? Reflections on tenancy law changes, affordability, and unitary plans; Doctors in denial – presentation by Dr Ron Jones; Bringing to life a legal chatbot; NZLS Wellington Branch Committees 2017-18; High Court Judges apointed; Parliamentary privilege and the principle of comity; Expressions of interest: formation of a media law committee.

  • Council Brief - July 2017

    1 September 2017 (PDF File, 8.5 MB)

    New Wellington Branch Council takes office; Wellington QC appointed High Court Judge; Work and society – looking beyond convention; Reform of NZ liquor laws – Prof Doug Sellman; Human rights, conflict and dancing in Colombia; Community Law Manual 2017-2018: hot off the press; Pro bono ‘Juris Pilot’ advances rule of law in Myanmar; Lay High Court members; AGM general business discussions; Wellington Branch Committees 2017-18; Doctors in Denial - talk by Dr Ron Jones – 5 July.

  • Council Brief - June 2017

    1 September 2017 (PDF File, 2.9 MB)

    Wellington Women Lawyers Association 30 years; Human rights, conflict and dancing in Colombia; New Zealand Animal Law Association: Animal Law Conference 2017; Justice Daniel Paul Neazor CNZN, QC, 1933-2016; Wellington Library News; Law reform for gender equality and improvements in the workplace part of recent discussion; Wellington area legal executives’ graduation ceremony for 2017; Address by prime minister of Tibetan government in exile; RLWT now even more complex for conveyancers; Hagar – a charity that changes lives; ‘Flightless’ Kiwi lawyer on Mongol Rally.

  • Council Brief - May 2017

    8 May 2017 (PDF File, 2.5 MB)

    Busy YLC programme for 2017; Your opportunity to make a difference – join one of the Branch committees; Parole committee hears of new regime in drug and alcohol testing and update on sex offenders’ registry; NZLS raises the profession’s awareness of unconscious bias; Welfare Guardians for Wellington; Identifying and managing conflicts of interest; Local lawyers part of musical theatre.

  • Council Brief - April 2017

    8 April 2017 (PDF File, 10.5 MB)

    A long history of service and a robust code of ethics; A wonderful event supporting a worthy cause; Progress at High Court Library; Ethics, the lawyer and the complaints service; Courts Committee seminar on roles of specialist tribunals; Work and Income and identity policy; Why Lawyer Trustees need to understand the implications of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.

Last updated on the 17th August 2015