ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand




ILANZ provides numerous benefits to in-house lawyers at every stage of their career. ILANZ supports in-house lawyers with everything from practical education, professional networking opportunities and exciting events including the annual ILANZ conference.  

To join ILANZ you need to hold a current practicing certificate as an in-house lawyer and be a member of the New Zealand Law Society  

A membership subscription to the Law Society includes membership to the section of your choice including ILANZ. To join the Law Society and ILANZ complete this form and select the option to join ILANZ. 

Find out more about the benefits of being a member of Law Society.

What membership gives you:
ILANZ has been supporting, connecting and leading New Zealand’s inhouse community since 1987. As the only in-house focused association made by and for Kiwi inhouse lawyers, your membership provides unique benefits to youyour team, and your employer. Law Society membership is only $290+GST for the year and includes full ILANZ membership. View membership terms and conditions.

ILANZ benefits:

  • Our annual conference is a well-known and much-loved fixture on the annual in-house calendar.
  • Learn and grow. Regular training and development opportunities including webinars and events, General Counsel Forum, and sessions with experts.
  • Stay connected. Build connections with other in-house lawyers through regional networks, social and networking events, and sole counsel catch ups.
  • Make your voice heard. Have your say on law reforms that matter to in-house lawyers. Benefit from the scale and focus of a dedicated national organisation representing your needs and interests
  • Keep your finger on the pulse. Stay abreast of in-house trends and developments with reports and updates. Discover your next team member or your next in-house role through our In-house Job Hub.

In-house Insider:
The In-house Insider is a monthly e-newsletter that goes out to our members and subscribers on the second Wednesday of each month. In this e-newsletter you will be notified of upcoming events and CPD webinars; law reform; the ILANZ Awards and Conference; Valued Partner offerings and more. If you wish to advertise an event or in-house job, please view details here


As part of the ILANZ membership you will be invited to local coffee catch-ups or after-work events. If you would like to mix and mingle with other in-house lawyers, visit our Satellite Network Events page to see if there is a "Satellite Networking" group in your area! 

We currently have Sole Counsel Catch-Ups in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. If you are Sole Counsel and wish to be invited to local catch-ups, please email us through our online contact form or [email protected]