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Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund Management Committee Vacancy (voluntary)

12 June 2019

The New Zealand Law Society is seeking applications for one of its vacancies on the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund Management Committee. This is a voluntary role.

Applications are welcome from experienced practitioners with a background in trust accounting and financial reporting. Applications from diverse parts of the profession are particularly welcome.


The Special Fund administers income received in the form of interest earned on moneys held in lawyers and conveyancers nominated trust accounts. This money is paid over to the Ministry of Justice to be used to fund the Community Law Centres (after deductions of allowed expenditure).

The Management Committee of the Special Fund is made up of two NZ Law Society appointees and one NZ Society of Conveyancers appointee (usually their president).

The Management Committee has the function of managing the Special Fund on behalf of the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers. This involves:

  1. Appointing an auditor;
  2. Reviewing and approving annual accounts; and
  3. Approving expenditure.

The Management Committee meets once a year.

Applications close Tuesday 5pm 18 June 2019. To apply send your CV to

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Last updated on the 12th June 2019