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New lawyer services

For more information on the services for new lawyers in your region, please contact your local branch.

Young lawyers groups

Young lawyers groups meet around the country to encourage collegiality, networking, and professional development.

The groups also give young lawyers tailored seminars on topics, such as, court etiquette, career development and expectations.

These groups include:

  • Auckland Young Lawyers
  • Canterbury-Westland Junior Practitioners
  • Hamilton Young Lawyers Group
  • Nelson New and Young Lawyers’ Group
  • Otago New Practitioners’ Group
  • Southland Young Practitioners
  • Wellington Young Lawyers Committee

More information and contact details for each group are available

Admission ceremonies

The New Zealand Law Society puts on morning tea for new admissions to the profession. Law Society council members address new practitioners and their families with information on the Law Society, becoming a lawyer and the services offered by the branch.

Practical Guide for New Lawyers

Candidates apply for admission are sent a copy of the Law Society’s A Practical Guide for New Lawyers along with their certificate of character This comprehensive guide aims to arm lawyers with information and suggestions which will assist them in their chosen profession.

The guide is also available online.

Last updated on the 3rd June 2015