ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

4 Reasons to attend the 2017 ILANZ conference

4 Reasons to attend the 2017 ILANZ conference

By Tiffany Henderson| 14 April 2017

1. Celebrate our unique profession and discover the latest developments that affect you and your organisation.

2. Connect with other in-house lawyers – share your knowledge, discuss challenges, meet old friends, and make new ones.

3. Earn up to 9 hours of CPD at one event, depending on your individual learning needs.

4. Enjoy some time away from the office recharging and reinvigorating yourself in NZ's coolest hot spot, Rotorua!

With only 6 weeks to go – NOW is the time to register!


The ILANZ conference is well-known for its mix of inspirational speakers, great topics and its focus on in-house legal best practice. This year’s speaker line-up includes:

  • Ngahihi o te ra Bidois
  • Una Jagose, Solicitor-General
  • Charles Bolt, Fletcher Building
  • Chaman Sidhu, Xero
  • Dan Fitz, BT (via videolink)
  • Gaye Searancke, Chief Governance and Strategy Officer, ACC
  • Rabia Siddique, humanitarian, author, former in-house lawyer
  • Michael Singleton, GM Corporate Affairs, Christchurch International Airport
  • Simon Tupman, mentor, author, former lawyer
  • Sarah Taylor, 2016 ILANZ scholarship winner
  • Christine Grice, Executive Director, New Zealand Law Society
  • Miranda Harcourt, Acting Coach.

The conference programme is now available, click here to view. 

ILANZ Awards 2017 – Nominate today

Nominations are now open for the 2017 ILANZ Awards in the following categories:

  • Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Buddle Findlay Public Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year Award
  • MAS Young In-house Lawyer of the Year
  • Chapman Tripp In-house Team of the Year Award
  • AUT Law School Community Contribution Award
  • ILANZ In-house Innovation Award

The awards recognise leadership, excellence in the provision of legal services, and the valuable contribution that in-house lawyers make both to the legal profession and to the wider community.   The recognition also comes with generous award scholarships that will really boost your CPD budget. To view the criteria and make a nomination, please visit our awards page. 

Nominations close next Friday, 21 April.

A great chance to bring your team together

We believe the ILANZ Conference is great value for money and a great opportunity to combine attendance at the conference with your team's annual planning session or off-site. Our conference managers are available to work with you to access meeting facilities at the conference hotels to enable you to maximise your team’s value from the conference.

Welcome to Rotorua!

NZ's coolest hot spot - Rotorua - is a unique region of geothermal wonders, Māori culture and natural assets. From the Polynesian Spa, to the Redwoods Forest, to the restaurants, cafés and bars on Eat Streat – Rotorua has something for everyone to enjoy!


To explore how in-house lawyers can work better together in 2017 and beyond, join us for the 2017 ILANZ Conference.