The Law Society’s Locum Panel is an online database of lawyers who are available to work as locums. The Panel lists information about lawyers who act as locums. All listed locums are required to certify the validity of information on their qualifications and experience.
A locum lawyer works for a short, usually fixed, term. Locums provide cover in situations such as the absence of staff or where the principal in a small or sole practice may need a break for recreational or health reasons.
The Law Society’s Locum list provides contact details and information on the experience of lawyers who are available to be employed as locums. This information shows the following:
If you locate a suitable potential locum;
The New Zealand Law Society Locum Panel lists details of lawyers who are available to work as legal locums. The Law Society provides the listings in good faith and makes no representations as to the ability of the locums to perform to the requirements of their employer. However, the Law Society performs a preliminary screening function by requiring potential locums to provide the following information:
If you would like to register for the New Zealand Law Society's Locum Panel, please complete the registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon submission the Law Society will check the form with the supplied referees. If everything is acceptable your details will be listed.
Further information can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.