November 10, 2022

Updates from the Superdiversity Institute

Justice Glazebrook speaking – for more photos click here


Thank you to all who attended Justice Glazebrook’s seminar on Tikanga and Culture in the Supreme Court: Ellis v R and Deng v Zheng in person at the Auckland City Russell McVeagh office and the 200 + people who attended online.

For those of you that were unable to attend a full video of Justice Glazebrook’s address is available here.

The previous seminar on Deng v Zheng  by Justice Goddard and Mai Chen is now published in the Amicus Curiae Journal and is available to read here.


Future Events

We encourage you to attend our future events:

The Asian Criminal Lawyers webinar with Marie Dyherberg QC at 5:30pm – 6:30pm on 17 November 2022.

This webinar will be hosted by New Zealand Asian Lawyers Criminal Law Committee with guest speaker, the distinguished criminal law barrister Marie Dhyrberg QC, to discuss her views on how to recognise or identify and deal with CALD (Culturally And Linguistically Diverse) clients to ensure their right to access to justice and to competent legal representation is upheld. It will examine CALD clients through the case study of a  domestic violence charge that has potential immigration implications for one or both parents and/or their children if conviction occurs. To register your interest for the seminar, click the link here.

Meet the new New Zealand Asian Leaders Board, new Mayor – Wayne Brown, and new Chief of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce – Simon Bridges at 4:00pm – 6:00pm on 23 November 2022

The event will be held at Level 7, at The Grand by SkyCity, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD. The dress code is business attire. If you would like to join, please RSVP by sending an email to 

The Asian Women Lawyers Committee: Women in Law Panel Discussion & Get-Together at 5:30pm – 8:00pm on 9 February 2023.

This Committee will bring together three Asian women lawyers at varying stages of their legal careers – Lyn Lim, Lucy Luo, and Seil Kimberley to speak about their experiences navigating their journey through law in New Zealand. This event will be held at Simpson Grierson at Level 28, 88 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD. Please RSVP by clicking into the link here.

If you would like to provide sponsorship to New Zealand Asian Lawyers to support their advocacy for equal justice for all New Zealanders, please contact Pam Davidson at