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Applications for membership are now closed and appointments will be announced in September.

Applications closed on Friday 26 July. Queries can be emailed to lee.adamson@lawsociety.org.nz.

Committee convenors will be appointed by the NZLS Board at its meeting on 23 August 2019.

Committee members will be appointed by the Law Society President. Appointments will be for a two-year term from September 2019.


Lawyers who are enthusiastic about making a real contribution to law reform in New Zealand have an opportunity to get involved.

The New Zealand Law Society plays an active and important role in the reform of law in New Zealand. The Law Society has a reputation for producing high quality, impartial and considered submissions on a wide range of legal issues, on behalf of the legal profession and in the public interest.

This is possible thanks to the dedication and hard work of members of the profession who volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the various Law Society committees

Law Society committee membership is a great way to get involved and have your say on law reform issues. It is also an excellent basis for professional development as well as collegiality and networking.

The Law Society wants to hear from lawyers who have expertise and experience in a relevant area of law and who are:

  • willing to volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of the profession and the wider community;
  • available to respond to consultation on law reform when required; and
  • keen to meet other practitioners, improve collegiality and share knowledge.

Law reform

Information on the Law Reform Committee

Information on the specialist committees

Role descriptions

Last updated on the 30th July 2019