New Zealand Law Society - Admission dates

Admission dates

Below are the key dates for group admission ceremonies in New Zealand's major centres.

Ceremonies at all other courts are arranged on a one-off basis as required. Contact the High Court or your local Law Society branch for more information

Auckland Admissions

 

Admission date:  3 March 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 11 November 2022 and no later than 2 December 2022
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 2 December 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 3 February 2023

Admission date: 26 May 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 3 February 2023 and no later than 24 February 2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 24 February 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 28 April 2023

Admission date: 7 July 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 17 March 2023 and no later than 7 April 2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 7 April 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 9 June 2023

Admission date: 15 September 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 26/05/2023 and no later than 16/06/2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 15 July 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 18 August 2023

Admission date: 24 November 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 4 August 2023 and no later than 25 August 2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 25 August 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 27 October 2023

Hamilton, Rotorua & Tauranga Admissions

Admission Date: Friday, 10 March 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No later than 21 December 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 13 January 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 10 February 2023

Admission Date: Friday, 12 May 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 30 January 2023 and no later than 10 February 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 24 February 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 12 April 2023

Admission Date: Friday, 11 August 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 1 May 2023 and no later than 12 May 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 26 May 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 11 July 2023

Admission Date: Friday, 6 October 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 26 June 2023 and no later than 7 July 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 21 July 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 6 September 2023

Admission Date: Friday, 17 November 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 7 August 2023 and no later than 18 August 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 1 September 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 17 October 2023

 

 

Hawke's Bay Admissions

Admission date: 21 November 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 25 July 2022 and no later than 22 August 2022
Last day for Referee Reports to arrive: 22 August 2022
Last day to file documents at High Court: 21 October 2021

Admission date: 17 July 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 17 March 2023 and no later than 17 April 2023
Last day for Referee Reports to arrive: 1 May 2023
Last day to file documents at High Court: 16 June 2023

Admission date: 06 November 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 06 July 2023 and no later than 07 August 2023
Last day for Referee Reports to arrive: 21 August 2023
Last day to file documents at High Court: 6 October 2023

Whanganui Admissions

Admission Date: Friday, 7 July 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 10 March 2023 and no later than 7 April 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 7 April 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 9 June 2023

Admission Date: Friday, 3 November 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 7 July 2023 and no later than 4 August 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 4 August 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 6 October 2023

Palmerston North Admissions

Admission Date: Monday, 19 June 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 20 February 2023 and no later than 20 March 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 20 March 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 22 May 2023

Admission Date: Monday, 9 October 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 12 June 2023 and no later than 10 July 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 10 July 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 11 September 2023

Wellington Admissions

Admission date: 24 March 2023

COC Candidate information evening 17 November 2022 Register here
Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 25 November 2022 and no later than 16 December 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 16 December 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 24 February 2023

Admission date: 23 June 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 24 February 2023 and no later than 17 March 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 17 March 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 26 May 2023

Admission date: 22 September 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 26 May 2023 and no later than 16 June 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 16 June 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 25 August 2023

Admission date: 8 December 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 11 August 2023 and no later than 1 September 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 1 September 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 10 November 2023

Please see the information for applicants applying to the Wellington branch for a Certificate of Character.

Christchurch Admissions

 

Admission Date: 9 December 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 8 August 2022 and no later than 9 September 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 23 September 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 9 November 2022

Admission Date: 31 March 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 21 November 2022 and no later than 23 December 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 23 December 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 3 March 2023

Admission Date: 23 June 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 20 February 2023 and no later than 24 March 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 6 April 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 23 May 2023

Admission Date: 22 September 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 22 May 2023 and no later than 23 June 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 7 July 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 22 August 2023

Admission Date: 8 December 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 7 August 2023 and no later than 8 September 2023
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 22 September 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 8 November 2023

Please see the information for applicants applying to the Canterbury Westland branch for a Certificate of Character 

and the information to assist with filing court documents from the Christchurch High Court.

Dunedin Admissions

Admission date: Tuesday 28 February 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No later than 11 January 2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 11 January 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 27 January 2023

Admission date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 6 March 2023 and no later than 21 April 2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 21 April 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 26 May 2023

Admission date: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 29 May 2023 and no later than 23 June 2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 23 June 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 21 July 2022

Admission date: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 24 July 2023 and no later than 18 August 2023
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 18 August 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 15 September 2023

 

Taranaki Admissions

Admission date: Monday 27 June 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No later than 16 May 2022

Admission date: Monday 17 October 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No later than 5 September 2022

Southland Admissions

Admission Date: 27 March 2023

Admission Date: 29 May 2023

Admission Date: 24 July 2023

Admission Date: 18 September 2023

Admission Date: 13 November 2023

Admission Date: 11 December 2023

 

Nelson Admissions

Admission Date: 14 November 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 25 July 2022 and no later than 22 August 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 22 August 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 14 October 2022

Admission Date: 29 May 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 1 February 2023 and no later than 1 March 2023.
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 1 March 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 29 April 2023

Admission Date: 20 November 2023

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 21 July 2023 and no later than 18 August 2023.
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 18 August 2023
Last date to file documents at High Court: 20 October 2023

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