Professor Zoe LAwton
Zoe Lawton is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Auckland, New Zealand,
where she teaches the Legal Ethics course which is completed in the final year of the LLB. This course is a requirement for students to be admitted to the bar post graduation.
The course covers: the role of lawyers, the NZ Law Society, complaints and discipline, topical issues in the legal profession, and the rules concerning lawyer conduct and client care.
Zoe is also a Barrister whose primary practice area is reproductive law which spans family law, medical law, privacy law and torts.
Zoe advises individuals and organisations on IVF treatment, sperm and egg donation, surrogacy, disputes over embryos post separation, pregnancy, paternity testing, adoption, collection, storage and use of personal information, privacy considerations, and obtaining informed consent to medical procedures.
Zoe’s secondary practice area is the law on sexual harm which spans employment law, criminal law, privacy law and human rights. She advises individuals and organisations on current reporting and dispute resolution processes, collection and storage of personal information, privacy considerations, education and prevention.
Zoe Lawton is Founder of The #MeToo Collective, a charity that will provide a safe space for people who have experienced sexual harm to connect with others, get legal advice, and report as a group. For more info: www.metoocollective.com
The Pacifica Congress Annual Conference - Family Matters is being held at the Grand Chancellor in Hobart from Aug 31-Sep 2 2023
Dr Sarah Calvert looks at how current and up to date psychological science and its knowledge base can inform and support both the participants and decision making in the more complex cases that come to Family Courts.