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July 2012

Read the 16th Annual NZ Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Commemorative Address

Justice Kate O’Regan delivered the 2012 New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Commemorative Address in Dunedin on 23 April. Notes of her address “Transforming the judiciary a continuing South African journey” are now available for you to read.

Justice O’Regan was judge of the South African Constitutional Court from 1994-2009. A key part of her address tells of the struggles for recognition that South African women lawyers have fought.

This NZ Law Foundation event is hosted annually by Otago Women Lawyers’ Society in recognition of Ethel Benjamin, New Zealand’s first woman lawyer who graduated from University of Otago and was admitted to the bar in 1897.

The Law Foundation provided funding of $4,675 for this event.