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LawTalk is the official magazine of the New Zealand Law Society. From 2017 it is published monthly, 11 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. Circulation is around 13,000 copies per issue.

First published in 1974, LawTalk is New Zealand's longest-established and most widely circulated legal publication. 

Information published in LawTalk aims to be relevant to anyone who is practising law in New Zealand. As regulator of lawyers, the Law Society has the objective of providing information which will help improve the effectiveness of legal services to consumers and ensure the maintenance of the high standards of the legal profession. LawTalk includes regular information on decisions of the Lawyers Complaints Service, advice on the Law Society's law reform activities, developments in legal practice management, legal information, technology, continuing legal education opportunities and other matters.

Digital only

A PDF and digital flip-book version of LawTalk is available for every issue. A special email is sent to all New Zealand lawyers each month with information on the latest issue and linke to the PDF and flip-book.

If you are automatically receiving a printed version of LawTalk and would like to cancel your hardcopy and access the digital versions from the links in LawPoints, please email and advise us of your name, lawyer ID (lawyer login), workplace and address.

We need the specified information to be able to ensure your name is extracted from the automatic mailing list generation programme. We will then cancel your hardcopy LawTalk. Information and a link about the latest digital LawTalk will be sent through LawPoints

Note that cancellation of the hardcopy LawTalk means you will not receive the material included with the magazine, including hardcopy branch newsletters and information on NZLS CLE Ltd seminars and events.


LawTalk is the premium advertising channel for the New Zealand legal profession. As well as display advertising, the magazine has a classified section which carries advertisements on matters such as will inquiries, situations vacant, premises to let and other legal services.

Advertising inquiries should be directed to or you can download the LawTalk advertising kit


LawTalk is distributed without further charge to all lawyers who hold a current practising certificate and who are resident in New Zealand.

Annual subscriptions may be purchased for NZ$109.25 (GST and postage included) for dispatch within New Zealand, NZ$169.40 (no GST, postage included) for dispatch to Pacific countries (including Australia), and NZ$181.50 (no GST, postage included) for dispatch anywhere else in the world.

Subscription inquiries should be directed to or you can download the LawTalk subscription form.

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Last updated on the 9th January 2019