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  • Council Brief - November 2011

    23 November 2011 (PDF File, 1.5 MB)

    Welcome to the profession, ‘Counsel in Concert’ outstanding success, Wellington Branch Diary November-December, Fifty years a lawyer – with a difference, Conferences, Correspondence:Kiwibank and propel-lc, An evening with the politicians, Family violence clearinghouse website, Admissions, Good turnout to remember Des, Powers of Police, constitutional issues and public events, Sleeping on the job – are sleepovers work?, Fish and chips, a ‘cook-off’ and George Nepia.

  • Council Brief - October 2011

    20 October 2011 (PDF File, 1.6 MB)

    Rugby game with Paris Bar superb occasion; Collegiality and helpfulness hallmarks of profession; Wellington lawyer appointed to film and literature board; Wellington Branch Diary October-November; ‘Big Buddy’ mentoring fatherless boys; Conferences; Wellington members standing for political office; Upgraded library catalogue; Seventy seven years of the Devil’s Own; Community legal services: towards a national information service; Honours Board names added; First legal recipient of Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.

  • Council Brief - September 2011

    14 September 2011 (PDF File, 1.1 MB)

    Active year ahead for Wellington Branch; Local lawyer is ombudsman for world internet body; On Hebrew slaves, anvils and more; New branch library computers; Rules Committee Forum for Judges and the Profession; Sir Kenneth Keith presents Shirley Smith Address; The presumption of innocence in an internet age; Living below the line – experiencing the reality of poverty; Spring at Taita Pomare; Need staff? CVs available at Wellington Branch.

  • Council Brief - August 2011

    3 August 2011 (PDF File, 1.1 MB)

    Rugby World Cup action; Chance to play role actice role on Branch committees; Christchurch earthquake fundraising event; Human Rights Committe event; NZLS Wellington Branch Council 2011-12; Branch libraries soon on NZLS branch library network; Reflections on the 2011 Australian women’s leadership symposium; New Fellow of Law and Economics Association; Christian Lawyers’ Lunch; Porirua Bar Dinner; Balancing press freedom with responsibility, VUW Law Faculty; Role of forgotten NZ judge information of law society highlighted in new biography; Applications to Council; Boarding House Law – the 2010 amendments were just a start.

  • Council Brief - July 2011

    13 July 2011 (PDF File, 1.1 MB)

    Branch AGM hears of positive progress; Queen’s Birthday honour; New Wellington Branch Council; Members discuss terms of office and the Branch representative role; Sir Kenneth Keith to deliver 2011 Shirley Smith address; Wellington Branch committee reports; Radical life changes on the way to law; After flying high, a challenge of a different kind; Annual bar dinner; VUW Law Faculty; Community Law Centres of Aotearoa; Law Centre celebrates 30th birthday.

  • Council Brief - June 2011

    10 June 2011 (PDF File, 900.7 KB)

    Fostering professional relationships; New WIL committee convenor; Meet the Judges; Farewekk to distinguised lawyer and friend; Judges discuss some implications of new District COurt Rules at Wellington Branch seminar; Challenges facing mediators in handling human rights complaints; Canterbury staff working hard to restore library; Hutt Valley lawyers dinner; Unit Titles Regulations passed - Act comes into force this month; Review of the treatment of young people in detention; Conference to examine responses to economic crises.

  • Council Brief - May 2011

    5 May 2011 (PDF File, 696.4 KB)

    Pressures on the profession; Former Wellington barrister appointed Queen's Counsel in English bar; Local practitioner appointed District Court Judge; Obituaries; Rich trove of legal resources available at click of mouse; Fascinating insights into the workings of Parliament; The wonder that is Italy and our Kiwi heritage; CV scheme works for graduates and employers; Restorative Justice in District Courts; After Rimutaka - the Taita-Pomare Project; World Justice Forum iii to bring internation focus to the rule of law; Ten percent of New Zealand's legal spend up for grabs?

  • Council Brief - April 2011

    27 April 2011 (PDF File, 906.5 KB)

    Reflecting on changing law practice; Former mayor's entertaining account earns money for Christchurch; Council meets with Family Law Section reps; Branch practitioner survey; Legaltrac database available through libraries and my.lawsociety; Bill Gazely; Admissions; Kapiti Practitioners' Barbecue; Using restorative justice in schools; Someone to talk to when things get tough; Shirley Smith Address; Public Defence Service comes to Wellington; Society attends VUW jobs expo.

  • Council Brief - February 2011

    16 February 2011 (PDF File, 1.2 MB)

    Branch activities under way; Wellington lawyer heads internet world body; Justice Wild appointed to Court of Appeal; Well-attended IPC seminar on handling complaints; Lawyers working inside Parliament; NZLS library catalogue on internet; Obituary; Council member profiles; Admission to the bar; Shirley Smith Address; The fasted legislature in the west; Rules Committee Wellington meeting on reform of the Law of Discovery; Calling all Wellington Law Community alumni.

  • Council Brief - March 2011

    23 March 2011 (PDF File, 1.3 MB)

    Earthquake tragedy overwhelms; Young Lawyers help in Red Cross appeal for Christchurch earthquake victims; Maori legal services to operate through law centre; Council builds relationships with younger lawyers and graduates; Auckland vote disappoints; Judge Hobbs sworn in; Obituaries; New databases available through NZLS library; Admissions; Last Resort Golf; Lessons from the horrors of Christchurch; Plea to Wellington lawyers for new look at pro bono services.

Last updated on the 17th August 2015