New Zealand Law Society - Snapshot of the Profession

Snapshot of the Profession

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LawTalk has published an annual round-up of information on the New Zealand legal profession since 2011. The information is obtained from a number of sources, including practising certificates issued by the New Zealand Law Society. The objective is to give an idea of the make-up of New Zealand’s lawyers at a point in time. Care is taken to avoid publishing any identifying particulars.

Just over 20% of the lawyers currently practising have been admitted since our first Snapshot was published in April 2011. This year’s Snapshot highlights some of the changes (or lack of changes) over the last five years.

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  • Lawyers in practice
  • Entering the legal profession
  • Retention
  • Types of practice
  • Age
  • Areas of practice
  • Location
  • Ethnicity
  • The legal services industry
  • Legal aid
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