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Update on Court operations in Auckland 30 Jan 23

Tēnā koe,   I hope that you, your whānau and friends are okay given the devastating floods and rain in Auckland and surrounding areas. If you are going through a tough time, please feel free to contact the Legal Community Counselling Service on 0508 664 981. This is a free service provided by the New…

New Zealand Law Society ‘Transforming for the Future’ 

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has made headway on key strategic priorities over the last year, as its 2021/22 Annual Report shows, Chief Executive Katie Rusbatch said.  “Transforming for the Future is how the Law Society is implementing change for the benefit of the public, the…
Law Society appoints Katie Rusbatch as Chief Executive Officer

Law Society appoints Katie Rusbatch as Chief Executive Officer

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has appointed Katie Rusbatch as permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

NZLS Statement on the Water Services Entities Bill

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has written to the Minister of Local Government expressing its concern regarding the use of an entrenchment clause in the Water Services Entities Bill – more commonly referred to as the Three Waters regime. The late inclusion of an entrenchment clause…

Statement on Fiji

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa expresses its concern that Fijian lawyer Mr Richard Naidu has been found guilty of contempt of court.

King's Counsel appointments

The New Zealand Law Society extends its congratulations to the members of the legal profession who have been appointed King’s Counsel in last week's announcement by the Attorney-General. A total of 10 new King’s Counsel have been appointed, the first round of appointments since King Charles III ascended to the throne in…
Frazer Barton elected as New Zealand Law Society President

Frazer Barton elected as New Zealand Law Society President

Frazer Barton will be the 33rd President of the New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa after the Law Society’s Council unanimously endorsed him at their meeting earlier today.

Recommendations from the New Zealand Law Society Culture Review and resignation

The Board of the New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has received the Culture Review report (the Report) from Mike Heron KC, says Vice President David Campbell.
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa expresses its sadness on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

New Zealand Law Society Statement on Kiribati

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa expresses its growing concern for the rule of law in Kiribati, following the Kiribati Government’s detention and attempted deportation of High Court Judge, Mr Justice David Lambourne, in contravention of an interim order made by the Court of Appeal.
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