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 is being introduced in July next year, will include membership to one Section of their choice (PLS, FLS or ILANZ).
While final approval of the price of a subscription won’t be given until the Council’s AGM in April 2024, it agreed that it was important to give members information about the price as soon as possible and so agreed to announcing the details in the new year.
The proposed new representative strategy, which seeks to deliver new and exciting benefits, is part of the Law Society’s organisation-wide transformation.
Law Society President Frazer Barton says, “We’re excited to continue our work sourcing attractive exclusive member benefits such as discounts for banking and personal indemnity insurance. We know our members value sections and we are delighted that our membership subscription will include this.”
Mr Barton says that many members don’t realise that their practising certificate fee doesn’t go toward funding membership services such as those offered through the 13 branches around the country.
Currently, the Law Society membership subscription is $0. By law, the money the Law Society receives from practising certificate fees can only be spent on regulatory matters, not on services for members.
The Council will meet in April to ratify the representative strategy including the membership subscription.