Clanz Conference
Clanz Conference
Clanz Conference
Clanz Conference

President’s Welcome

On behalf of the CLANZ Committee, I warmly invite you to attend the CLANZ 28th Annual Conference on 21-22 May 2015. The Conference is at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Paihia (Bay of Islands), which is situated next to the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Our theme for 2015 is ‘Mahi Tahi: Working Together’ which reflects the drive for greater collaboration by in-house lawyers and is also appropriate as 2015 marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

As the association of choice for in-house lawyers in New Zealand, CLANZ brings you a highly relevant conference with sessions tailored for in-house legal practice that combine inspirational speakers and practical topics. Attending a CLANZ conference also provides the perfect opportunity to network with and learn from other in-house lawyers throughout New Zealand, whether between the conference sessions or at the excellent social functions that form part of the conference programme. I really look forward to welcoming you to Paihia in May.

CLANZ Profile

CLANZ was established in 1987 to meet the needs of in-house private sector and government lawyers (in-house lawyers) for national representation and networking. The establishment of CLANZ recognised the distinct interests and needs shared by lawyers providing professional services to their employers.

CLANZ has grown from strength to strength. New Zealand has 2,620 in-house lawyers, and CLANZ therefore represents a significant 21% of the legal profession in New Zealand. Both in New Zealand and overseas, in-house practice is the fastest growing branch of the legal profession. In Australia, 27% of the legal profession practise in-house.

CLANZ is a section of the New Zealand Law Society and is represented on the NZ Law Society Council, ensuring it speaks for its members at the highest level. CLANZ positions itself, and has cemented its standing and credibility, as the organisation of choice for in-house counsel in New Zealand.

CLANZ holds a variety of educational and social functions for its members throughout the year in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch and runs informal meet-ups in a number of regional areas. CLANZ also provides members with regular publications and runs a website with articles and resources for in-house lawyers ( CLANZ’s profile amongst its members and stakeholders is constant and visible throughout the year and the showpiece of the CLANZ calendar is the Annual Conference.

Why you should attend

The CLANZ Annual Conference is the most important gathering of in-house lawyers for the year. The conference programme for 2015, designed around the theme ‘Mahi Tahi: Working Together’, will be both stimulating and educational.

Who Will Attend?

Each year the conference continues to attract a broad range of participants and leading practitioners including:

  • General and Legal Counsel from the largest publicly listed and private companies in NZ
  • Chief Legal Advisors and Legal Counsel from government and crown legal departments and crown entities
  • General and Legal Counsel from local government and regulatory agencies
  • Compliance & legal managers
  • Crown counsel
  • Corporate services directors
  • Academics
  • Private law firm partners and senior associates
  • Barristers
  • Management and HR Consultants