Pacific Lawyers Association will hold inaugural conference in Auckland

Conference will give Pacific lawyers an opportunity to “connect, learn, and be inspired”

Pacific Lawyers Association will hold inaugural conference in Auckland

The Pacific Lawyers Association (PLA) has announced that its inaugural conference will be held in Auckland from 21 to 23 November.

The south campus of Auckland University of Technology will host the three-day event. Headline speakers include Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, New Zealand Law Society President Tiana Epati, and former Governor-General Anand Satyanand.

The conference will open with an outreach and careers programme for high school and university students on its first day.  The remaining two days will give Pacific lawyers an opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from professionals in the legal, government, and health sectors.

“This conference is an exciting opportunity to bring together our Pacific law colleagues, students and those working in legal advisory roles to connect, learn, and be inspired by experienced practitioners – many of whom are Pacific and well respected in the legal profession,” said Tania Sharkley, president of the PLA.  "The theme 'It’s Island Time' is a statement that now it really is our time. This is about growing the capacity and network of Pacific lawyers.”

 

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