Shortland Chambers held its annual cocktail party for the Auckland legal profession on Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Northern Club.
The guest speaker was Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin, the Director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre and Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Law. Dr Toy-Cronin’s speech focused on some of the systemic issues facing the New Zealand legal system and the legal profession, and how those issues were undermining access to justice. Her speech was very interesting and well received.
Overall, an excellent evening.
This was the 12th annual cocktail party which Chambers has held, and we look forward to hosting another in 2019.
Shortland Chambers was pleased to support Auckland Women’s Lawyers Association with their annual moot competition by hosting the prize giving at Chambers on Monday 1 October 2018. The moot is open to female law students at Auckland Law School and AUT law school. This year it was won by two third year Auckland Law School students: Annelise Chan and Monica Sayani. The runners up were also from Auckland this year: Richelle Go Ocao and Karen Chow. The final was judged by Justice Hinton, Christine Meechan QC and Marie Dyhrberg QC. Congratulations to the competitors!
Shortland Chambers is committed to the on-going education of junior members of the legal profession. The following members of Chambers are members of the NZLS Litigation Skills faculty: David Cooper, Bob Hollyman, Stephen Hunter, Daniel McLellan QC, Nic Scampion and Daisy Williams. This year’s week long residential course will run from 19 August to 26 August at Lincoln University and will provide in-depth hands-on training in the skills needed for successful courtroom advocacy.