ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

ILANZ Conference 2019

ILANZ Conference 2019

18 December 2018

The 2019 conference will be taking place in Dunedin from 8-10 May 2019. 

This year we will be taking a bird’s eye view of the in-house legal profession as we scan the current landscape and the horizon beyond.  The wingspan of the in-house lawyer spreads beyond legal opinion to the role of trusted advisor and strategic contributor.   

Like the mighty albatross, the in-house lawyer needs excellent navigational skills to ensure they achieve optimal results and stay out of choppy waters.  Te Tiro Iho a Te Manu provides us with the opportunity to canvass a wide range of issues of relevance to in-house lawyers including legal, practice management and soft skills sessions. 

Look out for the programme upon your return to work in early 2019.


The ILANZ committee is delighted to offer some complimentary conference registrations to ILANZ members again this year.  This includes tickets to all social functions, valued at $1,195 each.* We are aiming to provide opportunities for those who might otherwise miss out on attending.

All you have to do is send us an email to and tell us in 250 words or less why you would like to come to the ILANZ conference and why you should receive a complimentary registration. Creativity encouraged! The only condition is that you are a member of ILANZ.  We warn you that the competition from your peers is high.  Convince us why you should be one of the lucky ones. 
This competition will remain open until the end of March 2019.  Winners will be notified in April.

Some advance notice...

2019 ILANZ Awards 

Are you or one of your team deserving of recognition in front of the entire New Zealand in-house legal profession?

Does your CPD budget need boosting to enable you to attend the overseas conference or undertake the postgraduate study you have always wanted to?

Nominations for the 2019 ILANZ Awards will open next week. 

Want to present a session at the 2019 ILANZ conference?

Has your team been working on an interesting project that you'd like to share with your peers? Keep an eye on your inbox next week - we will also be calling for submissions from in-house counsel. 

If you have a project or some insights that you think your in-house colleagues need to hear about, now is your chance!  You will have until the middle of February to mull over your ideas and then send a brief to us to consider.