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Trans-Tasman Bar Conference 2024:
The Timeless Value of Insight and Wisdom (CPD Points: 9)

Rydges Hotel Queenstown

16 - 17 August 2024

The Australian Bar Association and the New Zealand Bar Association | Ngā Ahorangi Motuhake o te Ture are delighted jointly to host the second Trans-Tasman conference in Tāhuna Queenstown.

We live in an age in which we are inundated with information, but not necessarily insight or wisdom.  This year’s Trans-Tasman conference will focus on these timeless values.  Over two days, delegates will hear and can engage in robust discussion on some of the most pressing legal topics with leading judges, practitioners and academics from around Australia and New Zealand. Sessions will cover climate change litigation, the judicial role in democracies, comparative approaches to indigenous issues, police and prosecutorial conduct, civil remedies, and more. 

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu and against the stunning backdrop of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, delegates can participate in enriching and thought-provoking sessions and also relax and appreciate the spectacular surroundings. Building on the success of the Trans-Tasman conference in 2019, this conference will continue the tradition of strong relationships between members of the independent bar on both sides of the Tasman Sea and highlight the importance of collaboration and dialogue to address shared challenges and opportunities.

Social Functions (included in your registration ticket)

Welcome Function
Casual drinks and canapes at Reds Bar within the Rydges Hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference with local wines and impressive views over Lake Wakatipu. 
Kindly sponsored by Curated Risk 
Friday 16 August 5.45pm – 6.45pm

Formal Conference Dinner 
Taking place at The Winehouse in Gibbston Valley this dinner will delight and surprise with locally sourced cuisine paired with Central Otago wines. 
A guest speaker will be announced shortly. 
Kindly sponsored by Lexis Nexis
Saturday 17 August 6.00pm – 11.00pm

For more information, please visit the programme tab of the website