Darryn Aitchison joined YouthLaw as GM in October 2023. The route to YouthLaw started in 2008, when he joined Community Law as a staff solicitor in West Auckland. He has held leadership and management roles in the sector since, including as General Manager of Auckland CLC, and the inaugural Director of Te Ara Ture (Aotearoa’s pro bono clearinghouse).
Darryn has had a long-term interest in working closely with the youth sector, and is excited about the prospect of doing that through a specialist law centre. He brings with him extensive knowledge of the access to justice sector, and strong relationships with the Community Law and the broader legal profession. Darryn is from Ōtepoti (Dunedin) but has lived in West Auckland with his partner and three children since 2004. He loves cooking and mountain running, but an aging back has seen him recently swap the running for cycling to work.