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Nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to the Wellington Young Lawyers' Committee

The YLC is a committee of the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Law Society, acting as the voice of young lawyers on the Branch Council.

We aim to promote collegiality amongst young lawyers. We run a variety of events across the year, from seminars to wine tours, comps and quiz nights, there's something for everyone to get involved in.


We can't wait to see you at our next event!

Meet the Committee

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Convenor // Comms

Kia ora, ko Amelia tōku ingoa. I am a solicitor in my third year of practice, working mostly in the private client area. 


This is my third year on the YLC and I am very excited to be working with such an incredible team. I look forward to building on our existing events to increase the connection between young lawyers and diversity in the legal profession. 


Wellbeing and Safety Officer

Kia ora! My name is Hermione, and I am a second-year solicitor working at Dentons Kensington Swan in the Environment and Planning team.


This is my third year on the YLC and I’m super excited to be the Wellbeing and Safety Officer for 2024. I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the amazing events we have planned for this year!

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Bridging the Gap Coordinator

Kia ora, I'm Dan and I'll be heading up the Bridging the Gap programme this year.


I'm an employment lawyer working at Dentons Kensington Swan in Wellington. 

I'm looking forward to getting the BTG programme up and running and getting students connected with mentors. We'll be running some great events and I look forward to meeting other young lawyers.


General Member

Kia ora, I'm Jori! I am a litigation lawyer working at Dentons Kensington Swan.


As a member of the YLC, I look forward to helping new lawyers build connections and friendships among the community. Starting out in the profession can often be difficult, and it always helps when people band together to share ideas and experiences.


Want to join the committee, or just have a question? We'd love to hear from you!

You can reach us on any of our social media accounts, or by flicking us an email at

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