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Lawyers Standards Committee, Lay Member — Waikato/Bay of Plenty

21 November 2019

The New Zealand Law Society is seeking expressions of interest for the position of lay member on a Lawyers Standards Committees in Waikato/Bay of Plenty. Standards Committees consider complaints about lawyers.  Each Standards Committee is required to have at least one lay member and appointments are made by the Board of the New Zealand Law Society. This is a voluntary role.

You do not need to have any pre-existing expertise or knowledge of the law but must be a person of integrity and good standing in your community. You will be of good character and possess the skill, experience and judgement needed to deal with complaints and make appropriate decisions. A person whose name is on the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors at the High Court is not eligible for appointment.

If successful, you will be expected to attend regular meetings, usually monthly. In preparation for the meetings you will be sent information to read and consider. Although this is a voluntary role, you will receive a nominal meeting fee of $135.00 and your travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The New Zealand Law Society is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to recognising the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand. We wish to ensure that Lawyers Standards Committees represent the society that the legal profession serves and encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.

To view further information about the role — please read the information sheet, position description, expression of interest form and criminal conviction check form.

If you want to make a difference, and consider you have the skills and experience for this important position, please send the completed documentation to:

Yvonne Szczuryk
Lawyers Complaints Service
New Zealand Law Society
PO Box 180
Hamilton 3204
Telephone: 07 838 0264

Applications must be received by 5:00pm on 13 December 2019.

Last updated on the 21st November 2019