Lawyer as Lobbyist: The Role of Lawyers in Influencing and Managing Change

11 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2013 Last revised: 25 Mar 2015

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 1, 1993

Abstract

In this article Professor Palmer emphasises the duty that lawyers have to understand the Parliamentary law-making process to be of help to their clients, and incidentally to help the Parliamentarians make better laws. Lawyers have to act for interest groups and to do so effectively they need to be more understanding of political and economic issues that affect the law-making processes; they need to be policy analysts, and they need to understand better the process of law drafting.

Keywords: policy, legal policy, Parliamentary process, law-making, New Zealand

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, Lawyer as Lobbyist: The Role of Lawyers in Influencing and Managing Change (March 1, 1993). New Zealand Law Journal, p. 93, 1993; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 65/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2212978

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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