New Zealand Law Society - Key dates for renewal

Key dates for renewal

31 March


  • Lawyers who have changed their practice details or who do not intend to renew their practising certificate should contact
  • Lawyers should log in to the "Personal details” screen in Registry to check that their email address, phone number, and postal address are still correct. See NZLS | Making changes (

Mid May

15 June

  • Recommended that all payments are made by this date to allow sufficient time for processing and resolution of any issues. See NZLS | Fees (

30 June

  • All current practising certificates expire.
  • Renewal declarations and payments cannot be accepted after this date.

1 July

  • New practising certificates in force.
  • Lawyers who have not completed their renewal declarations and / or paid the required fees will have their name removed from the public register.
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