Christchurch Cocktail Function 26 March 2014
Practitioners and members of the judiciary in Christchurch recently had the opportunity to touch base with ADLS Council members and staff at a special cocktail function hosted by ADLS on a beautiful afternoon in the garden city.
Since becoming a national organisation in 2012, ADLS has engaged with the legal profession in Canterbury to discuss the benefits and support it can offer to members there. The well-attended gathering, held at The George on Park Terrace, provided an opportunity to strengthen these connections, with both Canterbury- and Auckland-based members keen to further the reciprocal relationship.
ADLS President Brian Keene QC spoke to the assembled guests about ADLS’s desire to support Canterbury practitioners, particularly while they are still suffering disruption following the earthquakes. He also referred to the kicking-off of mandatory CPD, and how ADLS’s CPD programme and tools can assist Canterbury practitioners in meeting the new requirements.
The evening was followed by a very successful lunch the next day in Rangiora with local practitioners – another example of ADLS’s growing relationship with members in the region.
Hon Justice Christian Whata, ADLS President Brian Keene QC and the Hon Justice Lester Chrisholm.
Howard Joseph and Simon Marks with ADLS Manager CPD & Learnng Solutions Melissa Fini
ADLS GM Marketing and Member Services Michele Dodds with Karen Overend and Peter Cordner
Christchurch practitioners Sophie Goodwin, Rebecca Ardagh and Robin Kay