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Update on Te Ao Mārama

Update on Te Ao Mārama

Earlier this week the Chief District Court Judge Heemi Taumaunu wrote to the legal profession with an update on the Te Ao Mārama model. A copy of the contents of that letter is published below.

Third anniversary of serious allegations about behaviour in the profession

This week marks the third anniversary since allegations about bullying and sexual harassment in the Aotearoa New Zealand legal profession were published in the media.
Victims of Insane Offenders better supported by alternative measures

Victims of Insane Offenders better supported by alternative measures

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before the Justice select committee yesterday on a member’s bill which aims to provide victims of legally insane offenders with the same rights as other victims of crime.
Passion for probate leads to Trans-Tasman webinar

Passion for probate leads to Trans-Tasman webinar

Wellington based lawyer Jenny Lowe will be taking part in a Trans-Tasman webinar on electonic signing, witnessing and probate during COVID. She tells us about her passion for probate.
What is organisational culture?

What is organisational culture?

Learning & organisational development consultant Rachel Masters discusses what is organisational culture.
Closing a practice: A tale of two cities

Closing a practice: A tale of two cities

When closing a practice sole practitioners should be aware of the range of duties and tasks that fall upon them on, or the lead times required to meet those duties.

Supreme Court roundup 28 January to 10 February

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past two weeks.

Rights for Victims of Insane Offenders

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has made a submission to the Justice select committee on a member’s bill that aims to provide victims of legally insane offenders with the same rights as other victims of crime. Ensuring victims of crime are treated equally and have access…

NZLS feedback on MOJ proposal, ID cards for lawyers

Following engagement with the profession, the Law Society has provided feedback on the Ministry of Justice proposal to introduce identification cards for lawyers to be expedited through security when entering courthouses. We received more than 30 pieces of feedback in response to our LawPoints news item in December inviting feedback. The responses have…

Directors’ personal liability for RMA offences – can it be avoided?

Barrister Hans van der Wal discusses the risks for directors under the Resource Management Act.
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