Defence Lawyers Association

New Zealand 

- Te Matakahi -

Advocacy · Education ·  Inspiration ·  Reform 

The Defence Lawyers Association New Zealand - Te Matakahi (DLANZ) provides advocacy, support and specialised education and training for defence lawyers.  DLANZ was formed to give a voice to the challenging work done by our members - at the heart of the criminal justice system.  DLANZ leads in identifying and encouraging reform to protect liberties and rights, and remedy flaws and inequities in the criminal justice system.  DLANZ is committed to ensuring the criminal defence bar represents, at the highest level, all those accused of crime.  

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice - Martin Luther King 


Ka kuhu au ki te ture, hei matua mō te pani - I seek refuge in the law for it is a parent to the oppressed - Te Kooti

Registered Office: 202 Thorndon Quay, Wellington

Postal Address: PO Box 94 Wellington, 6140

Tel: 04 9399039

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