New Zealand Law Society - Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Get connected

Become part of a large community of family lawyers throughout New Zealand. The FLS regional representatives provide a number of local networking and collegial events throughout the year.

Keep updated

Quarterly issues of Family Advocate and regular email bulletins will inform you of the work of the FLS, keep you updated on legislative and practice changes and promote debate on family law issues.

Keep educated

The FLS hosts a range of national webinars throughout the year. In addition, the FLS regional representatives organise in-person educational events in their local areas. FLS members receive up to 30% discount for this bespoke education, including the same discount for NZLS CLE Ltd workshops, seminars and the biennial family law conference.

One voice

Law reform and advocacy are a big focus for the FLS. our regular meetings with the judiciary, government, and other agencies enables us to raise issues that impact on the practice of family law. We also draft submissions on bills, discussion documents, proposed rules and regulations to ensure that any legislative change is workable in practice.

Promote your practice

FLS membership entitles you to a free entry in the public “find a lawyer” online directory. This makes you instantly identifiable as a New Zealand family lawyer and a member of the FLS.

Get support

Family law is demanding and challenging. If you need confidential support or advice we can connect you with a senior member from the FLS executive, friends panel or the immediate issues team who will assist you.

Our stories

This is the FLS practising well initiative that brings you videos, articles and other resources to keep you practising well in family law. Our stories are videos of FLS members, talking about their actual experiences in challenging practice situations and sharing tips for those who may have similar experiences.