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Achieving excellence

Te Matakahi  is committed to keeping members informed about developments in criminal law and to ensure that defence lawyers share knowledge and experience for the benefit of all who practice criminal defence and for the people we represent.


Providing encouragement and motivation to continue fighting the good fight

Criminal defence work is tough. DLANZ provides members with support and inspiration. 

Resources we utilise

Educating and Inspiring members

Annual Conference to connect, share knowledge and inspiration

Specialised defence-centric training

Developments in criminal law, policy, practice and related areas

Professional development, training, seminars

Learning resources and materials


Email alerts

Social media posts


Networking-sharing experiences

Expert database