New Zealand Law Society - LawTalk Issue 956

LawTalk Issue 956

LawTalk Issue 956

As 2023 draws to a close, LawTalk celebrates Tātou - our people. LawTalk also shares valuable insights on the composition of the profession in Aotearoa with its’ annual Snapshot of the Profession. LawTalk also reveals how the profession is looking with a 2023 update of the Legal Workplace Environment Survey.

Tātou - Our People

A year in review

A year in review

New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa President Frazer Barton looks back on the year with significant milestones reached. He also outlines the Law Society priorities for 2024 as work continues to shape a profession that is fit-for-purpose and reflects the future legal needs and aspirations of New…
Snapshot of the Profession 2023

Snapshot of the Profession 2023

The Law Society’s annual Snapshot of the Profession is a barometer of the people in the profession and shows developing trends in dispersal of lawyers throughout Aotearoa New Zealand as well as the changing makeup of ethnicities and genders represented in the profession.

Transforming our membership offer

LawTalk shares its work in transforming its offer to members that distinguishes the work and benefits of the regulatory function (covered by the annual practising certificate fee) and a refreshed membership offering through the representative function. This follows a lengthy consultative period across the profession and reflects the issues and…

A view from the bench of Chief Coroner Judge Anna Tutton

LawTalk shines a light on the challenging work of the Coroners Court with Chief Coroner Judge Anna Tutton. Judge Tutton highlights the progress made since the Coroners Amendment Act 2023 came into effect in April.

Maximise your influence beyond your practice

More than one thousand lawyers around Aotearoa New Zealand lend their expertise and time to the profession as volunteers to the Law Society. LawTalk shares the stories of three volunteers, one of whom has been volunteering for the best part of three decades. Their message is clear, “If you want…

Survey shows signs of progress

The Law Society commissioned data insights company Kantar Public to research the key issue of workplace safety and culture. The 2023 survey follows up on the 2018 Legal Workplace Environment Survey, and examined general workplace wellbeing, bullying, harassment and employment discrimination.

The continuing quest for knowledge

LawTalk profiles the office of Kayes Fletcher Walker in Auckland’s Manukau and charts the journey of six lawyers from one firm who have embarked on higher learning at some of the world’s most prestigious law schools.

“You are seen. You are heard!” NZ Asian Lawyers seminar – Auckland, November 2023

LawTalk joins the NZ Asian Lawyers Seminar that included senior members of the judiciary and a swathe of VIP attendees for an insightful and high energy discussion on the topic of ‘Asian Parties in Courts and Working with Asian Clients.’

Update from Chief High Court Judge

Chief High Court Judge Justice Thomas provides a valuable update on the High Court and the measures put in place to enable the Court to run as smoothly as possible.