The Shirley Smith Address is organised and promoted by the Women in Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society’s Wellington branch.
The Committee comprises a group of approximately 25 women lawyers, at all levels of the profession.
The Women in Law Committee’s purpose is to advance women – in the law and through the law – by addressing legal issues affecting women and advocating for women lawyers. A particular focus is to address the ongoing challenges and inequities that women face in the legal profession.
Despite the fact that the Committee is called the Women in Law Committee, the events run by the committee are for all members of the profession irrespective of their gender identity.
The committee meets once per month to discuss relevant issues and plan events. It is a warm and collaborative group, who have historically hosted approximately 4 events per year along. The Shirley Smith Address is the key note event of the Women in Law Committee’s calendar. You can look up the committee on Facebook and LinkedIn for more information about upcoming events.