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
Co-Convenor // Finance
Kia ora! I'm Espoir. I am one of the co-convenors this year, and also hold the finance portfolio.
I have recently moved to Gibson Sheat in Wellington, working in the Commercial team. I have previously worked in general practice based in Lower Hutt. I am particularly interested in building our outreach programme and making sure we are accessible to all young lawyers in our constituency.
I look forward to meeting you all this year at our events.
Co-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 second 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 second year on the YLC and I’m super excited to be the Wellbeing and Safety Officer for 2023. I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the amazing events we have planned for this year!
Secretary // Competitions
Hullo! I am currently an in-house regulatory solicitor with Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa | The New Zealand Law Society, previously having worked (non-practising) at the EmpC and at IPONZ.
I return to YLC this year as Secretary and Competitions Officer, previously holding other roles as Convenor, Co-Convenor and Marketing. I cannot wait to re-foster the networking and collegiality YLC can now offer again in this post-COVID world and I'm looking forward to seeing and meeting you all throughout the year!
Kia ora, ko Jugjeet Singh tōku ingoa. I am a newly-admitted solicitor working at Chapman Tripp in Wellington.
This is my first year on the YLC Committee and I'm keen to get amongst and put on a range of events to help young lawyers across the Wellington region connect. I am passionate about diversity and representation in the profession and I am excited to work with YLC to create an inclusive space for every young lawyer.
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.
Kia ora, I’m Sally. This is my third year as a General Member of the Wellington YLC.
I am currently working at Dentons Kensington Swan in Wellington in the Employment team. I’m excited to continue my involvement in the Committee and help put on some great events for young lawyers.
Kia ora, I’m Lauren, and I’m a newly admitted lawyer working for the Community Law Centre. I have previously worked in general practice at a small Newtown firm.
I’m really excited to join YLC as a general member and help bring young lawyers in Wellington together for some fun events.
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Kia ora koutou - My name is Maddie and I am a member of the YLC for 2023!
I graduated UC in 2020 and moved up to Te Whanganui-a-Tara in 2021 to work for Luke Cunningham Clere doing mostly criminal prosecutorial mahi!
This is my first year with the YLC - I am pumped for what we have in store for 2023!
Kia ora, ko Meghan tōku ingoa. I am a first year solicitor working in litigation at Russell McVeagh in Wellington.
This is my first year on the YLC as a general member. I'm really excited to step up from the student space and connect with young legal professionals in Wellington.
Kia ora and Talofa lava - I’m Janie.
I am currently working at Luke Cunningham Clere in Wellington. I’m excited to be part of the YLC whānau and support the community kaupapa 🏽
Kia ora, I'm Raphael. I have previously worked in commercial litigation and now work as a criminal defence lawyer at the Public Defence Service.
This year I am a general member on the YLC and will enjoy helping to connect members of our profession.