ALWU’s last AGM was held on 20 August 2020. At the AGM, the results of ALWU’s Executive elections were announced and a new Executive was appointed for the 2020 – 2021 year.

The Executive represent a cross-section of the profession, including big and boutique firms, public sector agencies, administrative staff and law students. They are based in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington. The members of the Executive are:

  • Co-Presidents
    • Bridget Sinclair and Indiana Shewen
  • Treasurer
    • Harrison Cunningham
  • Secretary
    • Diana Youssif
  • General Executive members
    • Bethany Paterson
    • Emily Tyler
    • Hana Khan
    • Hannah Yang
    • Helen Munro
    • Jaini Patel
    • Katrina Hope
    • Wendy Kemp
  • Student representative
    • Graeme Scobie

Being a lawyer is difficult, and can be incredibly isolating. We need to work on changing the culture so that all lawyers feel like they’ve got someone in their corner. I think the ALWU is a great initiative, and I completely support their kaupapa. It is time the legal profession stopped treating marginalised lawyers unfairly, and discriminating against them, and started treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

Robyn Zwaan Principal, Zwaan Legal