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AJ Lodge – Employment Law Committee

Christchurch based Ashley-Jayne (AJ) Lodge is enthusiastic about her work as part of the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee.  A partner at Anderson Lloyd, AJ, who last year became the committee’s convenor, says she finds the work “really interesting and enjoyable.”  AJ says she particularly values hearing the different experiences and approaches…

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Law Society Council announces membership subscription

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa annual membership subscription will be $290 plus GST. Membership will be free for lawyers in their first two years PQE. 

Cathy Knight: Unwavering support and faithful service to the profession

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa farewells Cathy Knight after 30 years of service.

Concern over Workplace Environment Survey results for Pacific lawyers

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa shares the Pacific Lawyers Association’s concern over results released in this year’s Workplace Environment Survey (WPES) which show Pacific lawyers, particularly Pacific women, are experiencing bullying, harassment and discrimination at higher rates than the legal profession overall. The Law Society commissioned…

Law Society Council supports representative strategy

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa’s Council met yesterday afternoon and has supported our new Representative Strategy including approving a new offer and to continue developing our exclusive member benefits such as discounts for banking and personal indemnity insurance.  The Council also confirmed the membership subscription, which…

Summer greetings from Frazer Barton

As the festive season approaches, I extend my heartfelt holiday greetings to all members of the New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa and our esteemed legal community. I hope that you can enjoy a well-earned break in coming days. This year has been one of challenges and significant…

BIM released

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has published its Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) following the 2023 General Election. BIMs are formal documents provided to new ministers when they pick up portfolios in Government. The reports are a key part of a briefing process which also…

Update on delays in probate processing

Over the past few months, lawyers have provided us with feedback and concerns about delays in the processing of probate applications. We have raised these concerns with the Registrar and Court manager, including the suggestion of increasing the threshold for requiring probate or letters of administration before a deceased’s funds…

Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Legal Writing 2023

The Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Legal Writing was again competed for in 2023. The prize is managed by the Wellington branch of the Law Society, as trustee for the Honourable Rex Mason Trust.

Winner of the 2023 New Zealand Law Foundation Cleary Memorial Prize

Oliver Fredrickson has been announced as the winner of the 2023 Cleary Memorial Prize
“Your work matters” - Family Law Conference success

“Your work matters” - Family Law Conference success

Four hundred and eighty-six people attended the two-day Family Law conference in Christchurch last week. Organised by NZLS CLE with a theme of connection, it was the first in-person conference for two years that lawyers from across the motu could attend and included a rich variety of presentations, break-out sessions…
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