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Law Society Services

The Law Society provides a number of services for its members.

Find a Lawyer or Organisation

The Law Society provides and maintains four databases to ensure lawyers’ clients can easily locate them. Read more...

CLANZ

CLANZ (the Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand) is a Section of the New Zealand Law Society that supports and represents the interests of over 2,600 in-house counsel. Read more...

Family Law Section

The Law Society’s Family Law Section represents the interests of approximately 1,000 family lawyers. Read more...

Property Law Section

The Law Society’s Property Law Section represents almost 1,500 of New Zealand’s property lawyers and provides support to them in the development and practice of property law in New Zealand. Read more...

Law Awareness brochures

The Law Society produces plain English law awareness pamphlets on a variety of legal matters for members. The general theme is “do the right thing – see your lawyer first”. Read more...

Guides to the Law

On behalf of members the Law Society provides handy online plain English guides to the law. Read more...

LawPoints

While many lawyers are overloaded with information, they also need to stay aware of changes and developments not only the areas of law in which they practice, but in the legal profession and legal services industry. Read more...

LawPoints Community

To meet demand from non-lawyers for legal information, the Law Society produces a special weekly version of LawPoints called LawPoints Community. Read more...

LawTalk 

LawTalk is the official magazine of the New Zealand Law Society. It is published fortnightly, 23 times a year and is sent to every New Zealand-based lawyer and others involved in the legal services industry, including members of the judiciary. Read more...

Locum Service

The Locum Service is an online database of lawyers who are available to work as locums. Read more...

Photo identification card

The Law Society offers members the opportunity to purchase an optional photo identification card. Read more...

National Friends Panel

The National Friends Panel is made up of New Zealand lawyers who are willing to be contacted on a confidential basis by fellow lawyers with questions or concerns. Read more...

Appointment of Arbitrators and Mediators

It is not always possible for parties to a dispute to agree on an arbitrator, mediator or other expert. In such cases, some commercial agreements allow the President of the New Zealand Law Society to appoint an arbitrator or mediator to deal with the dispute. Read more...

Branches

The Law Society has 13 branch offices located all over the country. Each branch has a president and a council, who represent their members’ interests on a regional and national level. Read more...

Law Society Library

The Library provides high quality legal information services to the profession. Research libraries are located at the High Courts in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury. Smaller courthouse libraries are located throughout the country. Read more...

New lawyer services

The Law Society provides services to new lawyers to aid a smooth transition into the profession, and help them develop as professionals in the first five years of practice. Read more...

NZLS CLE 

NZLS CLE provides high quality, affordable professional development for lawyers through a range of courses across all practice areas, catering, in particular, for needs and interests not generally catered for by commercial provider. Read more...

Practising Effectively

Members of the Law Society are often not only legal practitioners but also small business owners and trusted business advisors. The Law Society provides members with a range of online resources that can help them to develop and run effective legal practices. Read more...

Practising Well

Practising Well is aimed at enhancing the health and wellbeing of members of New Zealand’s legal community. Read more...

Law Reform

One of the core statutory functions of the Law Society is to “assist and promote, for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and facilitating the administration of justice in New Zealand, the reform of the law”. Read more...

Locum Panel

The Locum Panel is an online database of lawyers who are available to work as locums. Read more...

Last updated on the 2nd July 2014