September 09, 2015
Demand growing for Maori corporate law
Maori lawyers are considering what new skills they will need to develop as the historic claim settlement process winds down.
More than 180 Maori lawyers and 130 law students attended the annual hui of the Maori lawyer’s association in Waitangi over the weekend.
Te Huinga Roia Maori co-chair Rachel Mullins says they are facing new challenges as settlements start to flow.
" Our people are now needing our lawyers to have commerical legal skills to become property lawyers to have facts law skills so that they can progress to the next stage and they can be the advisors for the iwi and moving forward to grow the asset base".
Rachel Mullins says there are also moves within the legal professions to increase awareness of Maori needs, with Justice Joe Williams for example running reo and tikanga workshops for his fellow judges.
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