Student Seminar: The Law Society’s role in the prevention of bullying and harassment in the legal profession

Date Wednesday 11 July 2018
Time 1pm - 2pm
Where PWC Lecture Theater, University of Waikato
Presenter Kathryn Beck, President, New Zealand Law Society
Contact Diana Beeching
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

All lawyers, both new and more experienced, are members of the profession and are equally entitled to courtesy and respect.  If that is the case, how did the incidents of sexual harassment, allegations of sexual violence and bullying, that were in the media earlier this year, happen?

And what is the Law Society doing to change the culture of a profession that is a good profession?

The President of the New Zealand Law Society will vising Waikato University campus to address these issues during the student seminar.

About Kathryn Beck

Kathryn Beck has over 25 years of practical legal experience. She has a background in employment law and litigation having led both teams at Haigh Lyon before becoming a partner at SBM Legal.

Kathryn had become President of New Zealand Law Society in 2016 having previously served as a Vice President and being involved with NZLS on various committees.

Kathryn is a passionate supporter of the retention and promotion of women in the legal profession and advocates improving the well-being of practising lawyers by encouraging the legal profession’s implementation of mental and physical health initiatives.