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Annual CBA Conference 2021

CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN.

This year's Criminal Bar Association Conference will be in Auckland over the weekend of 7 and 8 August 2021. The conference sessions will be held at the University of Auckland School of Business, and the conference dinner will be held at the Cordis Hotel on Symonds Street.  Attendance at the full conference fulfils 10 CPD hours - the full annual requirement.

The speakers for this years conference include:

  • Chief District Court Judge Heemi Taumaunu
  • Privacy Commissioner John Edwards 
  • Scott Optican - Evidence Law Update 
  • Fiona Guy Kidd QC and Nick Chisnall - Substantive Law and Sentencing Update 
  • Appellate Judges Panel - Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann, Justice Kos, Justice Thomas 
  • Anna Sandiford and Paige McElhinney, The Forensic Group 
  • Detective Superintendent Gregory Williams, New Zealand Police, National Organised Crime Group 
  • Andrew Butler, Barrister - Bill of Rights and Related Topics 

We have kept our prices the same as previous years and have included a discounted recently admitted members price (recently admitted membership for the CBA is less than 7 years post admission).

Some scholarships are available for CBA members for attendance at the conference and the CBA also offers payment plan options - please email events@criminalbar.org.nz with your details if you would like to apply for assistance.

We also offer discounted attendances for student CBA members - please contact events@criminalbar.org.nz for more details.

Because the conference is discounted for CBA members, please ensure you sign up or renew your membership before you register for the conference.  Click here to sign up or renew.

CONFERENCE PRICES (GST INCL)

CBA Members - Early Bird $550  ~~  After 2 July $650

CBA Recently Admitted Members - Early Bird $450  ~~  After 2 July $550
Non-Members - Early Bird $800  ~~  After 2 July $900

The conference price includes the price of attendance at our conference dinner, which will be held on the evening of Saturday 7 August at the Cordis Hotel. Partners are most welcome to attend the conference dinner; the cost of an additional dinner guest is $155.

ACCOMMODATION

For those who are travelling from out of town (or for those who just want a night in the city), we have some accommodation options provided by Cordis – click on the following link to book Criminal Bar Association Conference

Earlybird pricing closes 2 July 2021 so register now to secure your place!

~~REGISTER NOW~~