New Zealand Law Society - New Zealand Law Society 2024 events calendar

New Zealand Law Society 2024 events calendar

New Zealand Law Society 2024 events calendar
ILANZ Conference 2023 in Christchurch

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New Zealand Law Society Otago Southland Conference 2024

Date: 4 May
Time: 9:00am to 4.30pm followed by dinner at Larnach Castle 6pm
CPD: 5 hours

The 2024 New Zealand Law Society Otago Southland Conference is set to take place at the character-laden venue of St Margarets College on Saturday 4th May in Dunedin. This joint Law Society event is the only one of its kind, with its location alternating annually between the captivating cities of Dunedin, Queenstown, and Invercargill.

Anticipating a gathering of over 100 delegates, the 2024 conference promises a dynamic blend of professional development and networking opportunities. With a fantastic lineup of speakers organised, topics will include the IAWJ’s mission to save the Afghan Women Judges, AML & financial crime, employment immigration, property law, neurodiversity & communication, mediation, legaltech & AI, and much more! The conference is exceptional value for money at just $180 + GST for a full day of conferencing. For more information and registration, please email


Thinking Property Seminar

Date and Locations

9 May, Wellington
20 June, Napier
8 August, Auckland
19 September, Christchurch
21 November, Nelson

CPD: 1 hour

We would like to invite you to Thinking Property – an educational session, hosted and facilitated by the Property Law Section executive committee. The 60 minute fast-paced session takes place during lunchtime (catering provided), on the day of the executive committee meeting, and covers a wide range of topics. Discussion and feedback during the session is encouraged. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues from other local firms, meet your representatives on the executive committee and receive CPD-compatible learning and guidance about a frequently changing range of topical issues facing property practitioners.


36th Annual ILANZ Conference

Date: 21 – 23 May
Location: Blenheim
CPD: Up to 10 hours across the 2 days

From small beginnings over thirty years ago, the conference has grown to be a major event in the in-house community’s calendar, attracting more than 400 delegates. Our conference theme, Te Hunga Panoni, acknowledges our members as agents of change within an organisation.

Tailored by and for in-house lawyers, the ILANZ Conference unites members for professional and personal growth, delving into a spectrum of pertinent topics – from big picture thinking to practical takeaways, legal to practice management, and soft skills to wellbeing.

The conference is an ideal platform for targeted professional development and meeting annual CPD requirements. Beyond education, it fosters valuable networking, offering a chance to reconnect with peers and share insights across three social functions.


Law Society CLE Property Law Conference

Date: 10 – 11 June
Location: Auckland & Live Stream

The Biennial Law Society CLE Property Law Conference will provide practitioners, at all levels, with the opportunity to update themselves on topics of essential importance and interest in the property law field.


Practising Certificate Renewals

Date: Due by 30 June

To successfully renew, all lawyers must have paid their fees and made the fit and proper declaration, by midnight 30 June 2024 (before 1 July 2024). (payment by d/c, funds must be confirmed as received into the Law Society bank account before the cutoff date ie funds received on 1 July onwards will have missed the cutoff).


Law Society CLE Human Rights Law Trans-Tasman Conference

Date: 12 - 13 August
Location: Queenstown & Live Stream

This two-day case law conference will explore the synergies and differences in the protection of human rights in New Zealand and Australia. Participants will learn how human rights are protected in law, forge valuable connections and share their knowledge in this increasingly expanding dynamic area of law.


Law Society CLE Employment Law Conference

Date: 31 October – 1 November
Location: Auckland & Live Stream

The biennial Law Society CLE Employment Law Conference will provide practical business sessions on topics of interest delivered by an impressive line-up of speakers together with the usual opportunities to renew acquaintances and network.

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