The MAS team-up offers the community a rare chance to connect in the work-from-home era
Long-time collaborators In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand (ILANZ) and insurance and investments company MAS have partnered again with an agreement dedicated to supporting in-house lawyers.
ILANZ president Grant Pritchard said the agreement aimed to strengthen the in-house community by bringing in-house lawyers together for fun and informative events. Given that in-house lawyers often operate alone or in small teams, partnerships and networking opportunities offer significant benefits.
“Especially in this era when many of us are working from home and feeling isolated, it’s important that we create opportunities for us to connect, learn together, and support each other,” he said. “It’s safe to say I’m excited to see this partnership come to life. One of our key priorities at ILANZ is helping in-house lawyers be better connected with each other, which is why partnerships with organisations like MAS are so important to us.”
ILANZ’s agreement with MAS covers a long-term programme of activities that includes a speaker series for ILANZ members featuring well-known and inspiring Kiwis. MAS head of brand and partnerships Nicola Airey said that the agreement would cement an already close relationship and begin a new era of collaborations between the two organisations.
“Now we’re looking at a range of new events and education opportunities through which MAS can offer insights and entertainment for in-house lawyers,” she explained. “We'll be kicking our new programme off later this year once COVID restrictions wind down.”
MAS sponsored the ILANZ In-House Lawyer of the Year awards for five years.