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ILANZ Awards 2018

Nominations for the 2018 In-house Lawyer Awards have closed.

The awards recognise leadership and excellence in the provision of in-house legal services. The awards are made to outstanding in-house lawyers who perform highly in their practice, demonstrating leadership and excellence in the provision of legal services to their employer.

The winners in each of the Awards categories receive scholarship packages, to go toward training and development for them, their team or their community organisation.

The winners of the In-house Lawyer Awards 2018 were announced on Friday 18 May at the 31st ILANZ Conference Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Hamilton

AWARDS CRITERIA:

Buddle Findlay Public Sector In-house Lawyer Award

The 2018 ILANZ Public Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year may be awarded to a lawyer who has made a valuable contribution to their public sector organisation and the legal profession through:

  • Leadership and excellence in the provision of legal services aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals.
  • Effective team management (where appropriate) or management of external advisers.
  • Innovation and best practice.

The winner will receive a scholarship package with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities for them and/or their team.

Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-house Lawyer Award

The 2018 ILANZ Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year (includes state owned enterprises and mixed ownership models) may be awarded to a lawyer who has made a valuable contribution to their private sector organisation and the legal profession through:

  • Leadership and excellence in the provision of legal services aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals.
  • Effective team management (where appropriate) or management of external advisers.
  • Innovation and best practice.

The winner will receive a scholarship package with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities for them and/or their team.

MAS Young In-house Lawyer Award

The 2018 ILANZ Young In-house Lawyer of the Year may be awarded to a lawyer who has demonstrated their potential as a leading member of the In-house legal profession in New Zealand through:

  • Excellence in the provision of legal services that have significantly contributed to their organisation’s performance;
  • Academic ability and the ability to develop knowledge of areas of law not previously practised by the nominee;
  • Leadership potential.

The winner will receive a scholarship package with a value of NZ$5,000 to be spent on initiatives that will help them develop their career. 

Nominees for the Young In-house Lawyer of the Year must have worked in an In-house counsel role for less than 5 years as at 30 March 2018, and it should be no more than 10 years since their first date of admission as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand or their original country of admission.

Chapman Tripp In-house Legal Team (private or public, large or small) of the Year Award

The 2018 In-house Legal Team of the Year Award may be awarded to an In-house legal team that has made a valuable contribution to their organisation and the legal profession through:

  • Leadership and excellence in the provision of legal services aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals.
  • Effective team management (where appropriate) or management of external advisers.
  • Innovation and best practice.

The winning team will receive a scholarship package with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities for them and/or their team.

Artemis Executive Recruitment In-house Innovation Award

The 2018 ILANZ In-house Innovation Award may be awarded to an in-house lawyer or in-house legal team that best demonstrates excellence in innovation in the delivery of in-house legal services.  This could be innovation in connection with a specific project, or a broader innovation initiative relating to culture, people, technology or process. 

The winner will receive a scholarship package with a value of NZ$5,000 to be spent on initiatives that will help them develop their career.

AUT Law School Community Contribution Award

The 2018 Community Contribution Award may be awarded to an In-house lawyer or legal team who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession or to the community beyond their “day job” or to an in-house team.  Many lawyers voluntarily support community activities, legal and otherwise, such as:

  • Assisting with Community Law Centres.
  • Lobbying on behalf of interest groups.
  • Helping not-for-profits with their legal work.
  • Volunteering for charities.
  • Supporting the arts.
  • Involvement with cultural, sports and youth groups.

The winner will have NZ$4,000 paid to their chosen cause, and will receive a scholarship package with a value of NZ$1,000 to be spent on initiatives that will help them develop their career.

Eligibility

All lawyers employed or engaged by organisations in an in-house capacity and holding a current NZLS practicing certificate are eligible for the 2018 Awards. 

Nominees for the Young In-house Lawyer of the Year must have worked in an in-house counsel role for fewer than 5 years, and it should be no more than 10 years since their first date of admission as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand or their original country of admission.

Members of the judging panels and the ILANZ Executive Committee members are not eligible for consideration in the individual award categories.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

The Nominator must attach to this Nomination Form a written document that illustrates the capability and experience of the Nominee to enable the judges to assess the Nominee against the criteria for that award.

When completed, this Nomination Form and supporting documents must be returned to:

The Awards Committee
C/- Tiffany Henderson, ILANZ Event Manager by email to ilanz@lawsociety.org.nz  

Nominations must be received by email on or before 5pm Friday 30 March 2018.

 

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