Virtual Speakers Series 2022 – The Rt Hon Helen Winkelmann (GNZM)

Date:   Thursday 28 April 2022

Time:   1pm - 2pm 

Venue:   Via Zoom Webinar

Price:   Free


NZ Asian Lawyers and New Zealand Law Society Presents: The Virtual Speakers Series 2022

Join Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann to speak and answer questions from Her Honour’s inaugural report on the New Zealand judiciary, published on 4 March 2022. View the report here. Moderated by Mai Chen, Senior Partner, Chen Palmer.

A graduate from Auckland University, Justice Winkelmann began work as a law clerk with Auckland firm Nicholson Gribbin (later Phillips Fox, now DLA Piper). She was admitted to the bar in 1985. In 1988, she became the first female partner and one of the youngest ever in the firm’s then 117-year history. Justice Winkelmann remained at the firm until 2001 when she began practice as a barrister sole specialising in insolvency, commercial litigation, and medical disciplinary litigation. In 2004 she was appointed as a High Court Judge; followed by Chief High Court Judge in 2010 and was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2015.

She is the New Zealand representative on the Board of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration and from November 2012 – November 2019 was Chair of the Institute of Judicial Studies – the body responsible for providing continued education to judges. As Chief Justice she retains a keen interest in judicial education.


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