New Zealand Law Society - LawTalk Issue 957

LawTalk Issue 957

LawTalk Issue 957

LawTalk looks to the year ahead and the challenges and opportunities facing our dynamic environment. From the rise of Gen-AI and how the legal profession balances those issues and advantages to looking at wellbeing as a team sport and psychological safety in the legal workplace. There are also some excellent profile pieces on areas of practice and our people, including our lawyers who represent New Zealand on the international stage.

A strong voice for the profession

A strong voice for the profession

New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa President Frazer Barton shines a spotlight on the importance of wellbeing in the profession and looks to the transformative year ahead as the Law Society launches its’ membership offering whilst looking to ways to strengthen itself as an effective regulator. 
Pre-register for 2024-25 membership

Pre-register for 2024-25 membership

Pre-registration for the 2024-25 membership year is now open. Pre-registering now ensures you will continue to receive the same great service, with even more value. Law Society membership benefits include advocacy for the profession, membership to a section* and access to a range of services to help you connect, grow,…
Tribunals Aotearoa: from the desk of Janet Robertshawe, head of the Disputes Tribunal

Tribunals Aotearoa: from the desk of Janet Robertshawe, head of the Disputes Tribunal

Head of the Disputes Tribunal, Janet Robertshawe offers a valuable insight into the development of Tribunals Aotearoa as well as sharing her own career pathway and the many great opportunities the Tribunal sphere offers those who may be seeking a change of direction.
CPD: Do what you love and dive in

CPD: Do what you love and dive in

Good planning is the key to success, and this might differ depending on your personal style and circumstance. LawTalk profiles why planning matters and hears from the frontline how some select their CPD topics and training.
Designated lawyers: Meeting your obligations

Designated lawyers: Meeting your obligations

What is a designated lawyer and what do they need to do? LawTalk details the importance of meeting your obligations along with the role and responsibilities of the designated lawyer.

Law reform and advocacy update: December 2023 onwards

The Law Society is a strong and trusted voice of the profession and advocates for access to justice and the rule of law across the motu. The law reform team shares their recent work advocating for duty lawyers and enabling access to justice for those who need it most.

Lawyer wellbeing: a collective effort

Clinical Psychologist Dr Sarah Anticich describes lawyer wellbeing as a team sport and shares the five pillars of wellbeing along with helpful insights as to what the collective effort can achieve in shaping better work environments.

Feeling safe to speak up: the impact of psychological safety on lawyer wellbeing and turnover in legal practice

Emma Clarke is a PhD Candidate at the University of Canterbury and talks about the impact of psychological safety on lawyer wellbeing and its relationship to turnover in legal practice.

A year on from the extreme weather events

Property law specialist Kristine King looks at the legal landscape one year on from the devastating North Island floods and Cyclone Gabrielle. What has changed and what lies ahead? Auckland Council and the EQC share the initiatives they have implemented and what this means for home and landowners.

Te Ao Mārama – A new way of working

Chief District Court Judge Heemi Taumaunu shares his insights of the evolution of Te Ao Mārama, an initiative of the District Court; what it means and the positive impact it delivers for those who participate in our courts.

New Zealand active in International Courts and Tribunals

Meet the lawyers who represent New Zealand’s interests on the international stage. LawTalk checks in with MFAT’s legal team and the work they are doing in international courts and tribunals.

Generative AI guidance for lawyers: balancing the opportunities and risks

The Law Society balances the opportunities and risks that Gen-AI poses to the profession. In the absence of regulation, we look to other jurisdictions to help shape our own response to this evolving issue. 

New Zealand Law Society 2024 events calendar

Plan ahead with the Law Society’s events calendar in LawTalk and online.
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