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Lawyer members sought for new national standards committee

19 July 2018

The New Zealand Law Society is seeking applications from lawyers who are interested in appointment to a national lawyers standards committee to deal specifically with complaints about harassment and bullying in the legal profession.

The Law Society is establishing the committee as one of its Creating a Just Culture initiatives.

While the committee will be based in Wellington, meetings will be convened through video-link and applications are welcomed from all regions.

To be eligible for appointment as a lawyer member of a standards committee, a person must have practised as a lawyer for a period or periods aggregating at least five years. Appointments are made by the Board of the New Zealand Law Society. Candidates must be of good character and possess the skills, experience and judgment needed to deal with complaints and to make appropriate decisions.

Experience in dealing with unacceptable conduct in the workplace, either directly or through the delivery of support or guidance, is required. Previous experience on a regulatory committee is also an advantage.

Further information on the role and how to apply is available here.

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Last updated on the 19th July 2018