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Fundraising Dinner for the International Association of Women Judges

The CBA is very proud to be sponsoring this fundraising dinner, which will take place at the Maritime Museum on Friday 8 May 2020.

The IAWJ is a non-profit non-governmental organisation whose members represent all levels of the judiciary worldwide and share a commitment to the Rule of Law and equal justice for everyone.  Through judicial and community level response, they address issues of gender-based violence, human trafficking, early and forced marriages, corruption, and discrimination in employment, inheritance, education, and health services.  While the role of judges is largely in the enforcement of the law, guaranteeing rights, and even striking down discriminatory laws and practices, IAWJ members go further by providing expert opinion in law reform, overseeing correctional or other facilities (eg reform schools, orphanages) and educating community members.

This dinner aims to raise funds for this important work.  Click here for more information on the IAWJ.

Dinner Speaker

We are delighted to announce that Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will be the dinner speaker.

Baroness Kennedy has practiced at the Bar for over 40 years in the field of criminal law and has conducted many of the leading cases in those years, including the Balcombe Street Siege, the Brighton bombing trial, the Guildford Four Appeal, the European Union Sub-committee on Justice issues. Michael Bettany Espionage case, the bombing of the Israeli embassy, the Jihadist fertiliser bomb plot, and the transatlantic bomb plot. She has championed law reform for women, especially relating to sexual and domestic violence and developed the defence of Battered Women's syndrome in the British courts.

Not only is Baroness Kennedy one of the UK's most distinguished lawyers, she is a world-renowned speaker and we look forward to her entertaining and inspriring talk.

Venue & Information

The Maritime Museum is in the centre of Auckland's viaduct precinct and close to the downtown city area. The entry is located on Princes Wharf opposite the MSocial Hotel.  CLICK HERE for map.

The dinner will commence with drinks and canapés from 6pm in the Blue Water Black Magic Gallery, followed by the formal dinner in the Maritime Room at 7pm. 

Please be seated for dinner by 6.45pm.

The cost of the dinner (which includes a fundraising component) is $295 (GST incl).   We appreciate and value your generosity for this worthy cause.



This fundraising dinner is being held in conjunction with the International Association of Women Judges Biennial Conference, which is being held in Auckland from 7-10 May 2020.  If you are interested in attending the IAWJ conference please click here for information and to register.



Annual CBA Conference - Auckland, 1-2 August 2020

This year's Criminal Bar Association Conference will again be in Auckland over the weekend of 1-2 August 2020. The conference sessions will be held at the University of Auckland School of Business, and the conference dinner will be held at the Grand Millennium Hotel on Mayoral Drive.  Attendance at the full conference fulfils 10 CPD hours - the full annual requirement.

We have a wonderful line-up of speakers arranged and will announce those formally very soon.

We work very hard to keep our costs down so that this conference is accessible to all, and are pleased to announce there is no price increase this year.  Prices are as follows.

CBA Member $550 earlybird  /  $650 from 1 July
Non-Member $800 earlybird  /  $900 after 1 July

All pricing is GST inclusive and includes the conference dinner. Partners are welcome to attend the dinner at an additional cost of $155.

Please note the earlybird pricing and ensure you register before the end of 30 June to obtain this discount.

Any members of the judiciary or student CBA members who wish to attend should contact for registrations.

We encourage you to book any travel and accommodation now!  The Grand Millennium has kindly provided a discount package for our conference for those who wish to stay, which can be reserved on a "book now and pay later" basis

CLICK HERE to book accommodation at the Grand Millennium.