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Education Law Conference 2019

Education Law Conference 2019
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From the Chair

A good understanding of education law in 2019 continues to be highly relevant for principals, senior leaders, Boards of Trustees, and their advisors, enabling them to avoid the hazards of litigation and media and social media publicity. The NZLS CLE Education Law Conference 2019 brings together education law experts from around the country who work across all areas of the education sector.

The Conference will provide a legal update and an insightful and practical look at the key legal issues facing schools in 2019. Attendees will be provided with practical guidance on how to respond lawfully and effectively to the key legal issues that arise within the school environment including employment law and staff management, social media issues, student discipline best practice, managing Board of Trustees relationships, Teaching Council and mandatory reporting obligations, health and safety, as well as responding to Official Information Act and Privacy Act requests.

A panel discussion will also be included in the Conference, with a facilitated discussion on Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce Report and the subsequent feedback on the proposals for change to the education sector, and the legal implications of these changes for schools. I very much look forward to welcoming you to Education Law 2019 and I have no doubt that it will provide attendees with practical, relevant and informative professional development.

Chair: Gretchen Stone

Programme outline

Download the conference brochure for a full outline of each session

  • Adjusting to Change
  • Employment Law - 2019 update and practical guidance
  • Employment Law - the role of the Board and Principal
  • Management and Governance - relationships and the potential for conflicts of interest
  • Teaching Council Update
  • Student Issues
  • Parent and Guardian Related Issues

Learning objectives

In this Conference you will be:

  • Updated on the latest legal issues facing schools and Boards of Trustees.
  • Able to apply this knowledge in your practice.


  • 8.30am Registration
  • 9.00am Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm Sessions end


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day* - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day*  - additional $30 charge

*Live web stream attendees - if you select hard copy or both - your book will be couriered to you.

Fee (incl GST)

In Person

  • $540

Live Web Stream

  • $520
Download PDF Brochure & registration form here.
Wellington 6 May
Auckland 7 May
Live Web Stream 6 May
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $200 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111


04 472 7837

04 463 2986

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand