New Zealand Law Society

26 Waring Taylor Street
PO Box 5041
Wellington
New Zealand
Tel: +64 4 4727 837
Fax: +64 4 4737 909
Email: inquiries@nz-lawsoc.org.nz
Web: http://www.nz-lawsoc.org.nz

Overview

Number of Members: 8,066
Annual Cost of Membership: Varies - see web site for further information
Membership is: Compulsory

Bar Profile:
Established in 1868, the New Zealand Law Society promotes the interests of the legal profession and the interests of the public in relation to legal matters. It also assists in and promotes the reform of the law.

ACTIVITIES

Seminar Programme
Comprehensive voluntary continuing legal education seminar programme - see www.nz-lawsoc.org.nz
Email: carolf@nz-lawsoc.org.nz or tel: +64 4 4727 837.

Journal or Newsletter
Lawtalk is published fortnightly and is free to members. Others pay subscription - New Zealand $75 pa; Australia, South Pacific NZ$100 pa (airmail); North America, Aisa NZ$120 pa (airmail); Europe, Africa, South America, Middle East NZ$130 pa (airmail).
Contact: The Editor, LawTalk, New Zealand Law Society
Email: lawtalk@nz-lawsoc.org.nz

Publications for Non-Members
Law Awareness pamphlets and information sheets eg on complaints and disciplinary process - see the web site.

Other Services
District law societies provide library services. Some provide employment registers.

PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

Admission
Yes, as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Annual License to Practise
Yes

Continuing Legal Education Requirements
No mandatory requirements

Code of Ethics
Yes, NZ Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct for Barristers and Solicitors

Disciplinary Functions
Yes

Practice by Foreign Lawyers
Permitted

Restrictions
No restrictions on foreign lawyers practising their home law under home title but for those wishing to practise as New Zealand barristers and solicitors see the web site for information on admission of foreign lawyers as barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand.

Current Officers & Leadership

President
Christine Grice

Contacts

Membership Enquiries
Relevant district law society - see www.nz-lawsoc.org.nz