21 September 2020

NZAMI Master Class - Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners: Wellington, Friday 2nd October 2020

Date: 02 October 2020 Start: 9.00 am
Venue: Bolton Hotel, Mowbray Room



NZAMI Workshop: Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners

This Workshop will provide 7 hours towards your CPD

Our CPD team has long been asked for events that go beyond the typical seminar format. Building on their successful Risk Management workshop, Matt Gibbons and Peter Moses have now developed a programme that assists experienced and newly qualified immigration practitioners improving a key skill: written advocacy!

This workshop is tailored specifically for those working in the immigration industry and it introduces key principles of good writing for advocates. It then practises how these fundamental principles can be applied in the typical documents encountered in immigration advice and advocacy:

  • emails
  • advice and reporting letters to clients
  • covering letters and PPI responses
  • Tribunal submissions
  • statements or statutory declarations prepared for clients.

This will be an interactive full day workshop. Groupwork and practical exercises are key to learning this type of skill, and the workshop is therefore limited to 12 participants.

Between them Peter and Matt can claim 50 years of advocacy experience, both in legal practice and as a licensed immigration adviser. They have designed the programme to be engaging and interesting. They even say it will be fun!

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 25 September 2020

2020 NZAMI AGM (NZAMI Members Only) Please note this is NOT a CPD event

Date: 06 November 2020 Start: 5.30pm
Venue: Ellerslie Event Centre Great Northern room Ellerslie Stand Auckland

NZAMI AGM - 5.30pm start (after the Seminar)

Please note the NZAMI AGM is not a CPD event and is open to all NZAMI members

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 02 November 2020

NZAMI Seminar via ZOOM Friday, 25th September 2020

Date: 25 September 2020 Start: 1:00pm
Venue: Zoom - an access link will be emailed after registrations close

Please note: this seminar will now be held online via Zoom. An access link will be sent via email once registrations have closed. 

The precise timings will be confirmed closer to the date but the agenda will be as follows:

  • Professor Francis Collins talks about migration policy in Aotearoa – What went wrong before the pandemic and the challenge of building back better.
  • A full panel discussion on the border closure with Q&A.  This will cut across the Critical Purpose, Partnership and Humanitarian categories.  This will build on the webinars being offered by INZ.
  • Andrew Galloway discusses insights from the Border.
  • Managed Isolation - an overview of how the system is working or not working.
Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 22 September 2020


Professionalism and Dress Code at all NZAMI events

PLEASE NOTE that when attending an NZAMI event we expect all attendees to behave in a professional manner at all times.

All attendees should be aware of the dress code which is business attire only, ie no jeans, jandals, t-shirts, ripped or torn clothing, you are expected to present yourself and behave in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

Should your behaviour be considered inappropriate or your attire not business casual, you may be asked to leave or refused admittance.


Photographing / Filming

Please note that at all NZAMI events we may be filming or photographing and these could be used by NZAMI for social media, eNews or advertising purposes. 

If you object to the use of your photo or being filmed please make this known to the organiser at the event; it is your responsibility to make NZAMI aware if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.


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Upcoming NZAMI CPD and Events 2020

This calendar is still subject to change and times for the Webinars are still to be advised.

WORKSHOPS - due to the format of all Workshops, there is a strict number of attendees for each Workshop and bookings will be closed early.  As soon as registration is open, an email will be sent and it will be on a first come first served basis (NZAMI members will be offered places early).  Please also note due to confidentiality, Workshops will not be recorded.

WEBINARS - everyone who registers to attend a Webinar will also receive a link to access the recording at no extra cost!





Seminar - agenda to be advised



Workshop / Masterclass on Written Advocacy for Immigration Advocates



Seminar - agenda to be advised



NZAMI AGM - scheduled for 5.30 pm start following the Seminar's conclusion



Seminar - agenda to be advised


As a guide only, Seminars provide you with 4 hours CPD, Webinars 1 1/2 hours CPD and Workshops 4-6 hours CPD.

This guide can change dependent upon length of event.


NZAMI Cancellation Policy

The NZAMI retains the right to cancel any event, CPD or Conference.  If an event is cancelled the Association will immediately inform registered participants and issue either a refund or credit note.


NZAMI Refund Policy

Due to the NZAMI CPD capacity restrictions, unfulfilled registrations take up valuable places in NZAMI CPD events.

Reimbursement or the issuance of credit notes for those who fail to attend is entirely at the discretion of the NZAMI and will only be considered IF the NZAMI office is advised at least 7 business days prior to the event they cannot attend.

Orders cannot be changed from 'attending' a seminar to the MP4 or livestream of said seminar without at least 7 business days notice directly to NZAMI prior to the Seminar date.  The fee difference will also need to be paid.

Conference registrations will require 3 weeks notice, ie 15 business days notice, if you wish to change or cancel your booking.  Due to printing, catering and deadlines associated with a large and complex event, refunds will not be provided for last minute changes or cancelations to bookings.