Law For Change Auckland

We are a small group of young lawyers using our skills in the public interest. We have good relationships with Auckland’s Equal Justice Project, Amnesty International, the Human Rights FoundationJustSpeak, and various Community Law Centres; and we often advertise about various events and opportunities associated with them.

We are your ‘one stop shop’ to find out about how you can use your law degree to help the community, here and overseas. This year we’re planning to hold regular events to encourage a strong community of like-minded young people to make a real difference using their law degrees.

If you would like to be on the Auckland executive and help organise events, or you have an idea that you think we should resource or support and make happen, do get in touch.

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Alice Osman

Auckland Coordinator

Alice helped start up Law For Change in Dunedin and since moving to Auckland has joined Carlos and Jess as a regional coordinator there. Alice completed an LLB(Hons) and a BA in Politics at Otago University and now works as a judges' clerk at the High Court in Auckland. She is excited about turning public interest law work into a mainstream option for young lawyers, and is currently working with a friend to set up a public interest law journal for New Zealand law students. In her spare time Alice enjoys travelling, playing piano, and being one of the less valuable members of Les Quizerables, reigning pub quiz champions of the Epsom/Newmarket region.

    Carlos Chambers

    Auckland Coordinator

    Carlos is a solicitor at Russell McVeagh in the Auckland Public, Regulatory and Competition team. He moved to Auckland in 2012 after completing his BA and LLB at Otago University and the University of Amsterdam while on exchange in the Netherlands. Carlos is also a member of the youth climate change group Generation Zero. His interests lie in public law and policy, government and politics, preserving New Zealand's natural environment, and thinking about ways to solve large-scale problems in innovative ways. Outside of the law, Carlos spends his time exploring the great outdoors, learning about and meeting inspiring people and generally frothing, including on all things Law For Change.

      Jess Riddell

      Auckland Coordinator

      Jess, along with Carlos and Alice, helps organise Auckland regional events and is also involved with discussions on national strategy. Jess completed a BA (in International Relations and Women and Gender Studies) and LLB at Victoria University of Wellington, including some time at California Western School of Law in San Deigo, and Auckland University. Jess is currently a solicitor at Russell McVeagh in the Resource Management team. She has a passion for the environment, indigenous rights, and women's rights. In her spare time she loves to bake, go on road trips around Aotearoa, or work on DIY projects recycling any found treasures. Jess is enthusiastic about the change she believes young people can make right now.