The partner of a leading New Zealand law firm has been acknowledged for her leadership efforts in the legal profession and the local community.
Change provides an opportunity to become more commercially relevant to clients, a partner of a major NZ firm says.
One top-tier firm has been busy of late, with two new laterally-hired senior associate appointments, as well as winning a national accolade.
Sam McLernon’s mother suggested he became a lawyer. “She generally knows best,” the Russell McVeagh solicitor tells NZLawyer.
The New Zealand Law Students Association conference saw some of the county’s top up-and-comers show off their legal skills.
In the context of a law firm, diversity is about hiring a broad range of people – not just “kids who have gone to private schools”, the HR director of a top-tier firm says.