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New Zealand Law Society hours over Christmas and New Year

21 December 2018

National Office (26 Waring Taylor Street, Wellington 6011)

The New Zealand Law Society's national office is closed for the holiday break from 5pm Friday 21 December 2018 to 8:30am Monday 7 January 2019.  

Law Care 0800 0800 28

The Law Care phone line 0800 0800 28 voicemail and email lawcare@lawsociety.org.nz will be checked and messages responded to on the business days between 21 December 2018 and 7 January 2019 by the New Zealand Law Society staff who answer Law Care calls.

New Zealand Law Society branches

All Law Society branch offices are closed for the holiday break as follows:

Auckland: Closes at 5pm on Friday, 21 December 2018. Re-opens at 8:30am on Monday, 7 January 2019. After hours contact is Glenda MacDonald, Glenda.macdonald@lawsociety.org.nz or 021 244 6016 for urgent matters.

Canterbury-Westland: Closes at 5pm Friday, 21 December 2018 and re-opens at 8:30am on Monday, 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Gisborne: Closes at 5pm Friday 21 December 2018, and re-opens at 8.30am Monday 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Hawke's Bay: Closes at 12pm on Friday, 21 December 2018 and re-opens Monday, 14 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Manawatu: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8:30am, Monday, 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Marlborough: Closes at 12pm on Friday, 21 December 2018 and re-opens at 8:30am, Monday, 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Nelson: Closes at 12pm on Thursday, 20 December 2018 and re-opens at 8:30am am on Monday, 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Otago: Closes at 3pm on Friday, 21 December 2018 and re-opens at 9am on Thursday, 10 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Southland: Closes at 2pm on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 and re-opens at 10am on Monday, 14 January 2019. Emails and phone messages will be checked semi-regularly.

Taranaki: Closes at 12pm on Friday, 21 December 2018 and re-opens at 9am Wednesday, 14 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Waikato Bay of Plenty: Closes at 3pm on Friday, 21 December 2018 and re-opens at 8:30am on Monday, 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Wellington: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the branch re-opens.

Whanganui: Closes at 5pm on Friday, 21 December 2018 and re-opens at 9am Tuesday, 8 January 2019. Please direct any afterhours inquiries to Yvonne Nyenhuis, Branch Manager, wanganui@lawsociety.org.nz

New Zealand Law Society Sections

Family Law Section: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019.

ILANZ: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019.

Property Law Section: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019.

New Zealand Law Society Library

Auckland Library: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019. After-hours access available as usual to holders of NZLS Library Access Card.

Canterbury Library: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019. After-hours access available as usual to holders of NZLS Library Access Card

Wellington Library: Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019. After-hours access available as usual to holders of NZLS Library Access Card.

Lawyers Complaints Service

The email address complaints@lawsociety.org.nz and the phone number 0800 261 801 are unattended from 5pm Friday 21 December 2018, and re-open at 8.30am Monday 7 January 2019. Emails, mail and phone messages will be answered when the service re-opens.

Financial Assurance Scheme (Inspectorate)

Closes at 5pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and re-opens 8.30am, Monday 7 January 2019. Emails will be checked daily.

Urgent inquiries

Urgent inquiries during the closure may be directed to Bronwyn Jones, Principal Advisor Executive Director’s Department, (021) 0495 736.

Media inquiries

Media with inquiries can contact Geoff Adlam, Communications Manager, (022) 641 3580, or Nick Butcher, Senior Communications Adviser, (027) 643 1907.

LawTalk

The first 2019 issue of the Law Society's monthly magazine LawTalk will be published on 7 February 2019. Advertising inquiries may be made to advertising@lawsociety.org.nz or phone (04) 463 2905 from 9 January 2018. The advertising booking deadline for the first issue is 18 January 2019.

LawPoints and NZLS Weekly

The first 2019 LawPoints and NZLS Weekly emails will be sent on 24 January 2019. Advertising inquiries for LawPoints may be made to advertising@lawsociety.org.nz or phone (04) 463 2905 from 7 January 2019.

Last updated on the 21st December 2018