New Zealand Law Society - About ILANZ


Grant Pritchard, ILANZ President

The In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand is a meeting place of like-minded professionals. Keep up with changes in the law, thinking and stay ahead by joining this specialty group.

Thought of joining like-minded professionals in a committed and enthusiastic group of in-house lawyers?

ILANZ could be for you.

The In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand (ILANZ) is a ‘section’ of the Law Society – a specialist group which focuses on in-house legal counsel in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Once called the Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand, it’s been around since 1987 and is dedicated to serving in-house lawyers, keeping them up to date with changes and issues.

President of ILANZ is Grant Pritchard, an in-house lawyer himself. He leads a very active committee which plans, undertakes and supports social and learning events, advocates for the interests of in-house lawyers, provides commentary on matters of interest to in-house lawyers and produces the well-known annual ILANZ Conference.

“Our idea is to equip our members to be better lawyers; to prepare them for change in the business, technology and regulatory landscape, and to help them better manage risk in their organisations,” he says. “It’s also important for us to support one another along that journey, supporting and helping one another where we can.”

This year’s ILANZ Conference theme is Whakapuāwai | Flourish and it will be held in the brand-new Christchurch Te Pae convention centre in October.

“Our conference is about personal development, encouraging you to reach your potential in every way,” says Grant. “It’s a refresher for you as a practitioner and a person – a chance to learn, connect and share with your in-house peers.”

The line-up of speakers and topics is constantly changing, and the collegiality and connection at ILANZ Conference – probably the largest annual gathering of corporate and government in-house lawyers in New Zealand – is always a highlight.

ILANZ also holds strong alliances with corporate counsel organisations round the world including with In-house Counsel Worldwide (ICW) and has a long-standing informal relationship with Association of Corporate Counsel Australia. These connections with associations outside New Zealand help ILANZ to stay connected globally and keep abreast of emerging issues and trends from around the world.

Purpose and Values

ILANZ is here to connect, support and lead the in-house community through the delivery of services, events and resources that are:

  • Member focused;
  • Collaborative;
  • Quality driven; and
  • Innovative.

To see an overview of ILANZ’s strategic plan, go to

Registering as a member of ILANZ is free (providing you have a current New Zealand practising certificate). For more information go to

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