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  • Council Brief - December 2018

    26 November 2018 (PDF File, 10.1 MB)

    Communication transformation – online publication in pipeline; Mason legal writing prize awarded; Counsel in Concert – Christmas at St Andrew’s on the Terrace; Library Christmas closure, upgrades & internet news; A tribute to Chris Ryan; Hon Sir John McGrath – 10 March 1945-19 October 2018; Reflections on gender equality in the legal profession; Portrait of Greg King unveiled at High Court Library; Family Courts Association hears of the ‘dilemmas and difficulties’ of foster care; Select Committee recommends trans* rights; Putting your best foot forward – etiquette at professional events; Deacon dinner a hit again; Council Brief editor bows out.

  • Council Brief - November 2018

    23 November 2018 (PDF File, 5.2 MB)

    The Branch Council and member well-being; Committee invites questions of ethics for discussion at its 2019 seminar; Jim Stevenson, lawyer & public servant — a 'perfectionist' and 'gentle soul'; The new defence of public interest; Devil's Own goes off with a bang.

  • Council Brief - October 2018

    5 October 2018 (PDF File, 7.8 MB)

    Launch of Gender Charter typifies busy week; Powerful address by former Australian Human Rights Commission president; Reflections on the process and importance of the election of the new NZLS President; Obituary — Gerard Justin Toebes; Obituary — Thomas William (Tim) Blennerhassett; Appellate advocacy for women litigators — Court of Appeal opportunity; Gender in the legal profession workshop; Tennis — a 'good egalitarian sport for lawyers'.

  • Council Brief - September 2018

    5 September 2018 (PDF File, 671.1 KB)

    From the President; Māori legal issues committee mooted; Family Court 'craft' seminar; New chair of NZ Parole Board; What to do about... millenials in law firms; New tenancy legal advice service needs volunteer; A new problem for executors and a new risk for Trusts; Study reveals legal professionals susceptible to mental health challenges; YLC panel event looks at 'starting out'.

  • Council Brief - August 2018

    27 July 2018 (PDF File, 2.2 MB)

    Update on the Solicitors' Benevolent Fund; New Wairarapa representative; Family court practitioners hear about initiatives in Family Dispute Resolution; Chief Justice nominated as WWLA life member at Association's AGM & Dinner; From the army to the law — John Pennington Gatley; Good legal analysis, clear and concise pleadings are watchwords in court; DNA Testing: I know it's accurate — I saw it on CSI Miami; The Shirley Smith Address: human rights in the age of mass migration; 'Moral injury', a new paradigm of mental injury; Young Lawyers' Committee runs effective and inspiring 'Meet the QCs' event.

  • 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.

Last updated on the 17th August 2015