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  • 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.

  • Council Brief - March 2017

    7 March 2017 (PDF File, 3.9 MB)

    Benevolent Fund gala promises a great night; Library staff return to High Court Library; Human rights, conflict and dancing in Columbia; Law graduate CV scheme; Colin Temple Clere MNZM; Alister FitzGerald Macalister QSM; Christopher Griggs, barrister — from the Navy to the Bar; Current issues affecting residential tenants; Spousal maintenance and the family trust.

  • Council Brief - February 2017

    7 March 2017 (PDF File, 6.5 MB)

    New year thoughts and reflections on old one; Criminal law and the problem of men; High Court Library arrangements; Organ harvesting and transplants; Candidates admitted to the bar; Environmental prosecutions and restorative justice; New WCC in-house legal team; A critical analysis of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill; Environmental prosecutions and restorative justice.

  • Council Brief - December 2016

    7 March 2017 (PDF File, 7.1 MB)

    Get ready — it may not come today but it might tomorrow; A glamorous night to celebrate and support our decision; High Court Library closed as result of earthquake; Appointment to District Court; Brandons 175th anniversary; The Fate of New Zealand detainees in Australian detention camps; Consultation on the reform of Trust Law; Supporting transgender students in a changing legal environment.

  • Council Brief - November 2016

    1 November 2016 (PDF File, 6.7 MB)

    Longer Council membership term proposal – have your say; Offender release problems highlighted in parole seminar; Training for Legal executives; Paul Franklin Barber QSO – 21 August 1937-4 October 2016; Legal ‘men of influence’ and the ‘character of the male legal person’; ‘The Boy from Evans Bay’ – the life of Sir Michael Hardie Boys; Refugee resettlement and family reunification; Access to justice through online courts?

  • Council Brief - October 2016

    1 November 2016 (PDF File, 3.3 MB)

    Celebrating legal executives: beneficial mutual support; Prominent criminologist to deliver 2016 Address; (De)-sexing the woman lawyer; Solution-focused Youth Court; Might and right in the South China Sea – maritime claims in a shrinking world; Problems of succession in the criminal defence bar; Demystifying the art world; Alcohol and other drugs: a new regime for compulsory treatment; Is there too much law?

  • Council Brief - September 2016

    5 September 2016 (PDF File, 4.6 MB)

    From the President; News; Wairarapa Bar Dinner; Is there too much law?; Benefit entitlement issues for survivors of domestic violence; Litigation funding arrangements – not a legal concern.

  • Council Brief - August 2016

    13 August 2016 (PDF File, 3.6 MB)

    First Council meeting signals a busy year ahead; News: Women in Law reprise contemporary art event at McLeavey gallery; Peter Connor – his term as WDLS president in fateful year; Pou Whirinaki – legal services to Maori; Is there too much law?

  • Council Brief - July 2016

    9 August 2016 (PDF File, 6.7 MB)

    From the President; Wellington finals of Young Lawyers national mooting competition; Library News; Brexit; Animal welfare law; Refugees; Wybrants ‘Tim’ Olphert – 3 July 1940-12 April 2016; The Impact of the NZ Bill of Rights Act on the exercise of general powers; The New Community Law Manual 2016-17; President's annual report; Media Law in NZ, 7th edition.

  • Council Brief - May 2016

    15 May 2016 (PDF File, 1.6 MB)

    From the President; Judicial appointments in the District Court; Committees: Information, education, law reform, collegiality; How to break out of prison – John Wareham; Ethics Committee seminar: take care when using social media; Health and safety and bodies corporate and property managers; Fresh perspective on New Zealand history – through the eyes of women; Problems with funeral grants – review is needed.

  • Council Brief - April 2016

    9 April 2016 (PDF File, 3.8 MB)

    From the President; Wellington Branch events and CPD update; New librarian / legal resources; Kathy Lee-Anne Ertel – 18 August 1964-24 February 2016; Margaret Doucas 26 January 1950-25 February 2016; Problems with delays in processing proceedings filed in District Court; Health and Safety in the Workplace; PDF security – is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Last updated on the 17th August 2015