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Changes to improve transparency and efficiency of Lawyers Complaints Service

Changes to improve transparency and efficiency of Lawyers Complaints Service

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is consulting on proposed amendments to the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 (the Act) to improve the transparency and efficiency of the Lawyers Complaints Service. The Law Society also wants to resolve the longstanding issue of undertakings by a…

Significant suspension imposed for misconduct

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has received the independent Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal’s reserved penalty decision imposing a two-year suspension and costs of over $100,000 on James Gardner-Hopkins for findings of misconduct.  “While a sterner penalty was sought by the Standards Committee, it is…

The Law Society's President-Elect and Chief Executive included in the Elite Women 2021 list

The New Zealand Law Society is excited to announce that our President-Elect Jacque Lethbridge and Chief Executive Joanna Simon have been included in the NZ Lawyer’s Elite Women 2021 list.

Proposed changes of entry to Law Society premises and contracted venues

Keeping you safe during COVID-19 - This is advance notice of a proposed change of entry policy. 
New Zealand Law Society launches National New Lawyers Group

New Zealand Law Society launches National New Lawyers Group

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is excited to launch its National New Lawyers Group to increase support for new lawyers through the early stages of their legal careers.
Thousands Suffer in Justice Squeeze: Legal Aid a Covid response crisis

Thousands Suffer in Justice Squeeze: Legal Aid a Covid response crisis

The largest ever survey of lawyers on 'access to justice' in Aotearoa New Zealand shows the legal aid system is on life support. Thousands are struggling to get legal aid, with potential life-changing consequences when they don't, and Covid-19 has greatly aggravated the problem.
Jacque Lethbridge will become the third consecutive female President of the New Zealand Law Society

Jacque Lethbridge will become the third consecutive female President of the New Zealand Law Society

Jacque Lethbridge has been elected the 32nd President of the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa at the Law Society’s Council meeting earlier today.
New Zealand Law Society supports Super Saturday

New Zealand Law Society supports Super Saturday

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa supports Super Saturday.
Law Society statement in response to Alert Level breach

Law Society statement in response to Alert Level breach

Tiana Epati, the President of the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, has expressed her disappointment a lawyer is accused of breaching the Auckland lockdown to travel to Wanaka. 

Law Society offices and libraries reopening

All New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa offices and libraries outside of Auckland will be open from Monday 13 September.
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