New Zealand Law Society - New name for in-house lawyer organisation

New name for in-house lawyer organisation

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The New Zealand Law Society section representing in-house lawyers has changed its name to In-house Lawyers’ Association of New Zealand (ILANZ).

Previously known as Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand (CLANZ), the section’s new name recognises a change in the way lawyers working inside private and public sector organisations are referred to.

“People do not tend to refer to in-house lawyers as corporate lawyers any more, and 62% of New Zealand’s in-house lawyers work in the government, academic or not-for-profit sectors,” ILANZ President Katie Elkin says.

Dr Elkin says the name change was approved by members at the section’s AGM on 22 May and has now been ratified by the New Zealand Law Society Board.