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Winner of the 2023 New Zealand Law Foundation Cleary Memorial Prize

Oliver Fredrickson has been announced as the winner of the 2023 Cleary Memorial Prize
“Your work matters” - Family Law Conference success

“Your work matters” - Family Law Conference success

Four hundred and eighty-six people attended the two-day Family Law conference in Christchurch last week. Organised by NZLS CLE with a theme of connection, it was the first in-person conference for two years that lawyers from across the motu could attend and included a rich variety of presentations, break-out sessions…

In case you missed it: Independent Review and freelance practising model

A new freelance practising model was one of the recommendations from the Independent Review, but the Law Society says that further consideration would be needed to ensure a balance of greater flexibility with appropriate mechanisms to protect consumers.
Law Society’s Esera and Rusbatch named Elite Women

Law Society’s Esera and Rusbatch named Elite Women

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa would like to congratulate both its Vice President (Wellington) Ataga’i Esera, and Chief Executive Katie Rusbatch and on their inclusion in NZ Lawyer magazine’s Elite Women list for 2023.

Governance at the Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa (the Law Society) is seeking feedback on potential changes to its Constitution.

Expressions of interest sought for arbitrators and mediators

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) are seeking expressions of interest from those who have arbitration or mediation experience, and who wish to be considered for appointment by either organisation. In particular we are looking for…

Costs of practice survey released

A survey looking at the costs of running a legal practice has been sent to all law firms, sole practitioners, and barristers across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Law Society Council gives green light to new membership strategy

Tēnā koutou I wanted to briefly update you on the new strategy for our representative function that will deliver more benefits for members in an enduring way. Last week the Law Society Council has indicated its support of progressing the strategy further. The proposed new representative strategy, which seeks to deliver…

Regional Library Kiosk Services

North Shore District Court in Albany, Auckland, has now re-opened the library kiosk and lawyers’ room in a new space as part of its ongoing remediation works. The new location is gaining favour with local lawyers who find the access more convenient, despite the room being a little smaller. With…

NZ Asian Lawyers – Meeting the Needs of a Culturally and Linguistically SuperDiverse Aotearoa

Aotearoa, New Zealand, is a superdiverse nation with increasing numbers not born here or with their parents not born here. Our Asian population (comprised of first generation migrants and also second or third generation Asians born in NZ) now makes the greatest contribution to our population growth. This correlates closely…
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