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Law Society supports calls to ensure safety of Afghan women judges

New Zealand Law Society expresses support for the statement of the International Association of Women Judges following the recent developments in Afghanistan.

National New Lawyers Group – expressions of interest now open

An exciting opportunity has opened for new lawyers to connect and collaborate on a national level.
Message of thanks from the Samoa Law Society

Message of thanks from the Samoa Law Society

Earlier this week the Samoa Law Society wrote to the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa to thank the legal profession here for their support over the past few weeks.

New appointments to the Law Society Auckland Branch Council

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has announced at the Auckland Branch Annual General Meeting that Anitesh Govind, Ben Kirkpatrick and Phil Ahern will join the Auckland Branch Council. Sarah Jerebine departs the council after one term.
Law Society welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

Law Society welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

Today we welcomed our new Chief Executive, Joanna Simon to the Law Society. Joanna joins us from DLA Piper New Zealand, where she was Chief Operating Officer.

Growing concern over personal attacks on lawyers in Samoa

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is concerned the Samoan judiciary and Samoan lawyers are facing intensified attacks as the political situation in Samoa remains unresolved. "In Samoa, it is the court’s role to independently interpret and apply the constitution," says Tiana Epati, President of the…

New reporting requirements on lawyers’ behaviour in force from today

New reporting requirements come into force from today for law practices and sole practitioners meaning unacceptable conduct must be reported to the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa within a specified time period.

Tribunal finds lawyer guilty of misconduct for inappropriate sexual behaviour 

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has found Mr James Desmond Gardner-Hopkins, a former Russell McVeagh Partner, guilty of misconduct on six charges brought by a National Standards Committee on behalf of the Law Society.

Abolition of bank cheques – proposed new conveyancing guidelines

The Property Law Section and the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers have reached an agreement on the recommended best practice for settlement undertakings where a vendor client is represented by a conveyancing practitioner and a lawyer represents a purchaser.
Protecting the integrity and independence of Samoa’s judiciary

Protecting the integrity and independence of Samoa’s judiciary

As Samoa navigates through the political and constitutional challenges following the recent election, the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa stands in support of the Samoan judiciary and lawyers in drawing attention to the importance of judicial independence as one of the most important elements of…
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