ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


What is ILANZ?

What is ILANZ?

The In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand (ILANZ) is a section of the New Zealand Law Society. Previously called the Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand (CLANZ), it was established in 1987 to meet the professional needs of in-house lawyers, including practice-sharing, networking and professional development. 

It recognises the distinct needs and concerns of lawyers providing professional legal services to their employers. ILANZ members are New Zealand lawyers working in the private sector, public sector, not-for-profit and other organisations. ILANZ has approximately 2,700 members who make up 22% of the legal profession in New Zealand. 

Our Purpose & Values

ILANZ works to connect, support and lead the in-house community. We value being:

  • Member focused;
  • Collaborative;
  • Quality driven; and
  • Innovative. 

To see an overview of our strategic plan, click here.

International Alliances

ILANZ has strong alliances with corporate counsel organisations around the world, including being a member of In-house Counsel Worldwide (ICW). ICW is a global network of associations that is focused on the profession of in-house counsel. Member associations form a community of international in-house counsel working together to promote the value of the in-house profession; share knowledge and best practices across borders; and foster global connections.

ILANZ also has informal alliances with other organisations including:

ACC Australia - Association of Corporate Counsel Australia

ACC - Association of Corporate Counsel 


The ILANZ Rules, which address ILANZ objectives and membership, are available here.