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Annual CBA Conference 6 and 7 August 2022 

(Registration from 8 am, starts at 8:30 am)

This year's Criminal Bar Association Conference will be in Auckland over the weekend of 6 and 7 August 2022. The conference sessions will be held at the University of Auckland School of Business, and the conference dinner will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.  Attendance at the full conference fulfills 10 CPD hours - the full annual requirement.

The speakers for this years conference include:

  • Justice Kos – Advocacy 
  • Appellate Judges Panel - Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann, Justice Thomas 
  • Scott Optican – Evidence Law Update 
  • Fiona Guy Kidd QC and Nick Chisnall – Substantive Law and Sentencing Update 
  • Tiana Epati – making the profession sustainable
  • Anna Sandiford and Glynn Rigby – firearms
  • Dr Ian Goodwin – methamphetamine induced psychosis
  • Dr Ian de Terte – the potentially traumatic nature of legal work and how to combat it.

We appreciate that covid-19 and the restrictions have had an impact on our members and while there has been an increase in costs this year associated with holding the conference, we have decided to keep our prices the same as previous years. 

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

We also offer discounted attendances for student CBA members - please contact 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.



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 attendance at our conference dinner, which will be held on the evening of Saturday 6 August at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Partners are most welcome to attend the conference dinner; the cost of an additional dinner guest is $160.


For those who are travelling from out of town, the Pullman Hotel are offering discounted accommodation options – click on the following link to book 

Earlybird pricing closes 2 July 2022 so register now to secure your place