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21 and 22 September, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the New Zealand Bar Association.  This year’s Annual Conference's theme is "The New Zealand Bar Association at 30: Wisdom from the Past, Realities of the Present, and Ambitions for the Future”. This will provide the opportunity to reflect on the last 30 years as well as look to the future.

A Keynote speaker, from the United States is Caroline Adams Miller, recognised as a world leading expert in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She has spent more than 30 years helping individuals, leaders and companies to achieve their goals.

Other Keynote speakers include Minister of Justice Hon. Andrew Little, Attorney-General Hon. David Parker, and The Hon. Justice Helen Winkelmann.

The programme will also examine the conference theme in the context of the objectives set out in the NZBA’s strategic plan:

  • Upholding and advocating for the rule of law
  • Promoting access to justice
  • Diversity and equality
  • Pathways for a successful and fulfilling career
  • Independence, integrity and collegiality
  • The future for advocates and advocacy in New Zealand