Join us for an engaging evening with eminent rōia wāhine for a panel discussion.
Rōia Wāhine panel discussion – Māori representation in commercial law
Panel speakers: Shelley Kopu, Te Aopare Dewes, Nicole Ashby
Facilitated by: Mere King
AWLA invites you to our Rōia Wāhine Panel – an event that aims to discuss the complex kaupapa of Māori representation in commercial law. The representation of Māori in commercial law is a topic not often discussed. Tauira Māori in law school and junior Māori lawyers (and even senior practitioners) should know that there should be and is already a place for them in the commercial law space – there is significant value in the perspectives and experiences of Māori that law firms, businesses and the economy, in general, can benefit from.
Our panel will have two general points of discussion:
- Māori do have a space in commercial law, the importance of Māori representation in commercial law and workplaces, and personal kaupapa on what it means to be a Wāhine Māori working in commercial law; and
- the importance of the Māori economy and Māori in the economy, and how businesses/people in the commercial law space can improve cultural competency and be more cognisant of how to work with and for Māori in this space.
During the discussion about the above, our panellists will also share their personal kōrero about their experiences as wāhine Māori in the commercial law space and how they got to where they are, with successes and obstacles.
AWLA very much looks forward to being able to hear this important kaupapa, and thanks Simpson Grierson for hosting.
If you have any questions/pātai prior to the panel that you would like discussed, please submit them at this link.
Date: Monday 9 August 2021
Time: 5.30pm-8.00pm. Panel will start approx. 6.00 pm.
Venue: Simpson Grierson – Level 27, 88 Shortland Street (known as the Shortland and Fort building)
Food: drinks and nibbles will be provided
Cost: $10 for AWLA members, $25 for non-members.
Please register by Monday 2 August 2021, 5 pm
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