26 FEB 2020 17:30 - 19:30 - CHANCERY CHAMBERS, AUCKLAND CENTRAL
Purea Nei - Changing the Culture of the Legal Profession: Panel Discussion
We warmly invite you to attend a panel event, discussing the findings of a report on changing the culture of the legal profession. Titled Purea Nei, this report comes almost two years after harassment and bullying in the legal profession made the national news.
The report’s authors, Allanah Colley, Ana Lenard and Bridget McLay, say they seek to continue the conversation about culture change in the legal profession by asking the next question: how?
"What needs to occur in order to make a meaningful difference to workplace culture? How can we translate the concerns about what has happened before into meaningful improvements to the everyday experiences of the people in our profession in the future?"
Purea Nei, meaning to cleanse and renew, brings together a collection of ideas from people within and associated with the profession. It is a culmination of workshops held across the country, open-ended discussions online and via email, and an online survey. Over 700 people engaged in the project, which was funded by the Law Foundation, the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation and the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal – Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a nga Wahine.
As well as discussing the report findings, our panellists will look at the state of play in the profession, and steps from here. The panel will be chaired by Jenny Cooper QC, member of the Law Society’s Culture Change Taskforce, with the following speakers:
- Glenn Tootill – Consultant at McCaw Lewis and Tumuaki of Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa
- Hayley Cassidy – Chief General Counsel at the Bank of New Zealand
- Ian Jespersen – Senior Associate at Burton Partners and Council Member of the NZ Institute of Legal Executives
- Karen Chang – Head of Enforcement at the Financial Markets Authority
- Litia Tuiburelevu – Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law
Purea Nei was funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation and the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation, and the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a nga Wahine.
Date & Time:
Wednesday 26 February 2020, 5.30 pm
2 Chancery Street
Register before Friday 21 February to secure your place, subject to availability. Click the 'Register' button above; alternatively, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (09) 978 3970.