ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


ILANZmini 2015 – Managing Legal Risk

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What can you learn from NZRU Chair, Brent Impey, who sees his primary duty as being to form a “close, honest and direct relationship” with Chief Executive Steve Tew? How does this impact on legal risk management for NZRU and for your organisation?

International research describes a “no surprises” and open culture as being the first critical success factor in managing legal risk. Transpower CEO Alison Andrew will talk about the importance of “straight talking” in her organisation which is tasked with the significant challenge of keeping electricity flowing around New Zealand.
Join your in-house legal peers at ILANZmini 2015 where we pack four valuable hours of relevant and engaging CPD into one afternoon, with an opportunity to meet and network with local in-house lawyers.

In the modern legal world, the key priority of the in-house lawyer is to effectively manage legal risk in a coordinated and comprehensive way. Join us at this year’s mini conference to learn how to ensure you and your legal team are meeting this challenge.

Session 1: “Tell it to me straight” – the importance of having an open, honest and ‘straight talking’ corporate culture in managing legal risk. In Auckland, NZRU Chair and former Mediaworks CEO Brent Impey joins us on the eve of flying out to the UK for the Rugby World Cup and in Wellington, Transpower CEO Alison Andrew will share her wisdom.

Session 2: Managing and communicating about legal risk – step by step guide to the process of identifying, assessing, monitoring and reporting while communicating about legal risk to generate enthusiasm and support.  David Woodnorth of ComplyWith will talk about reframing the conversation so we are communicating in ways that resonate and engage with our organisation leaders rather than in ‘lawyer-speak’.

Session 3: Risk management in practice – taking an integrated enterprise-wide approach to managing risk. Speakers include Katherine Anderson, Director Legal and Risk, Auckland Council and Jennifer Goldsmith, Manager, Legal and Risk at Ravensdown in Auckland and Larissa Vaughan, Head of Legal-Wealth, Kiwibank and Jason Stein, General Counsel, Meridian Energy in Wellington.

Session 4: Privacy risk management - International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ member and Sovereign’s Privacy Officer, Daimhin Warner explains why privacy risk management matters and, using a high profile case study, illustrates the impact of getting it wrong.

Session 5: Personal risk management - What are your health risk factors as a busy professional and what are some strategies for managing them. Presenters include Integrative Nutritionist Kaytee Boyd; and Director of HealthFit Collective, Greig Rightford.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about effectively managing legal risk in your organisation while earning up to 4 CPD hours.

Auckland - Tuesday 13 October – Hilton Hotel - Download programme here
Wellington - Thursday 15 October – Te Papa - Download programme here

Mini-conferences at each venue run from 1pm to 5.30 pm, followed by drinks and canapés.


We look forward to welcoming you to ILANZmini and invite you to REGISTER NOW. Spaces are limited and will be allocated in the order they are received.

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