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NZLS Auckland Young Lawyers committee

The NZLS Auckland Branch Young Lawyers (AYL) committee is made up of representatives from a variety of firms in the Auckland area. It is our aim to have fair representation within the committee and the wider profession, so its members come together from a range of small to large firms as well as in-house roles and different practice areas.

They assemble on a regular basis convened by the General Manager Representative and Auckland Branch Manager of the New Zealand Law Society to discuss everything from current issues concerning young lawyers and law graduates to establishing and creating opportunities for people in the early stages of their legal careers to network and interact.

Committee members

  • Ben Longbottom – Fleming Foster
  • William Fussey (Convener) – Catherine Stewart Barrister
  • Xuan Xian Ng – Morrison Kent
  • Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols (Deputy Convener) – Simpson Grierson
  • Anna Cho – Hesketh Henry
  • Pippa Hayward – Meredith Connell
  • Wilberforce Tupua – Public Defence Service (Manukau)
  • Lacey Fulford – Simpson Grierson
  • Maria Sopoaga – Auckland City Council

NZLS contacts

Glenda Macdonald – Auckland Branch Manager/General Manager Representative
glenda.macdonald@lawsociety.org.nz

Anita Rhodes – NZLS AYL Secretariat
anita.rhodes@lawsociety.org.nz

Last updated on the 18th June 2019