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 provide opportunities for our fellow newly admitted lawyers to network and learn, through a range of social, wellness focused, and educational events. Through this, we hope to enrich the experience of being a young lawyer in Wellington, and to help foster a collegial and valuable network of practitioners for years to come.

The committee hosts a number of social activities throughout the year including:

  • after work networking events;

  • a harbour cruise for new graduates;

  • professional development seminars;

  • an annual quiz night;

  • the annual "Young Professionals' Ball";

  • a comedy debate;

  • a networking evening with members of the judiciary and/or registry;

  • the "Bridging the Gap" mentoring programme with Victoria University law students; and

  • a regional and national mooting competition.

The YLC also organises seminars targeted at the interests of young lawyers, including career development, financial management, and wellness.

"Young lawyer" includes anyone up to 5 years PQE, although more experienced members of the profession are also always welcome at our events.

Should you wish to know more about joining the committee, upcoming events or any other information, drop us a line via our Facebook page here.

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Email: younglawyers@gmail.com
Tel:  027 321 9079

Facebook: www.facebook.com/younglawyerscommittee

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