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This year's Criminal Bar Conference once once again a huge success.  Click here to view photos from the event.

Please mark your diaries now for 4-5 August 2018 in Auckland for next year's conference.


The CBA invites practitioners to attend a farewell function for Judge Anne Kiernan, who will shortly be retiring from the Bench and returning to live in the United Kingdom. 

Judge Kiernan came to New Zealand from Ireland in the 1980s and was admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 1988. The following year she joined Meredith Connell in Auckland as a Crown Prosecutor. Her career as a lawyer was mostly in criminal prosecution work. Judge Kiernan was appointed to the Bench in 2002.  Since then she has presided over numerous criminal trials.

Judge Kiernan is highly regarded by the profession as a whole and the Criminal Bar in particular. The CBA would therefore like to recognise and thank Judge Kiernan before she departs our shores.

When:Friday 27 October, from 5.30pm.
Where: Vivace, 50 High Street, Auckland City

The CBA will provide canapés and a glass of bubbles on arrival.  There will also be a cash bar.  For catering purposes, please ensure you RSVP to no later than Tuesday 24 October.