“The Law Society is liaising with the Department of Internal Affairs, but so far has not received firm guidance from the department in relation to the interpretation of that issue,” the organisation said.
Margaret Dixon was sentenced at the Auckland District Court. She had earlier pleaded guilty to three charges of ‘Theft by person in special relationship’ brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Close to 300 Victoria University law students and allies joined Victoria University Wellington Students Association’s March on Midland earlier this year, to address the broader issues of bullying, harassment and power imbalances in the law profession.
Employment lawyer Garry Pollack told NZ Lawyer that in the past few years this allowance has led to an influx of individuals who are seeing the open door as a business opportunity and are making very large incomes without being beholden to act ethically because they’re not on the roll of barristers and solicitors
“I think it is important to have a diverse range of people attend the conference because overcoming the challenges will require the whole profession to change, not just one half of the lawyers in it,” she says.
The International Bar Association (IBA) has launched an international survey on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession. The survey – in which all responses are anonymous – is being administered for the IBA by Acritas Research Ltd, which will process responses and pass aggregated results to the IBA.
An investigation by the Australian Human Rights Commission into sexual harassment in workplaces has been welcomed by lawyers at Maurice Blackburn.
The New Zealand Police have apologised to journalist Nicky Hager for multiple breaches of his rights during a raid and subsequent breaches of privilege and obtaining private information from third parties.
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