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: 14 October 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 27 June 2022 and no later than 15 July 2022
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 15 July 2022
Late date to file documents at High Court: 14 September 2022

Admission date: 18 November 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 18 July 2022 and no later than 5 August 2022
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 5 August 2022
Late date to file documents at High Court: 18 October 2022

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
Late 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
Late 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
Late 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
Late 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
Late date to file documents at High Court: 27 October 2023

Hamilton Admissions

Admission Date: 4 March 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No later than 21 December 2021
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 10 January 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 4 February 2022

Admission Date: 13 May 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 31 January 2022 and no later than 11 February 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 25 February 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 13 April 2022

Admission Date: 5 August 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 19 April 2022 and no later than 29 April 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 13 May 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 5 July 2022

Admission Date: 23 September 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 7 June 2022 and no later than 17 June 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 1 July 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 23 August 2022

Admission Date: 25 November 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 8 August 2022 and no later than 19 August 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 2 September 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 25 October 2022

Hawke's Bay Admissions

Admission date: 20 June 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 2 March 2022 and no later than 4 April 2022
Last day for Referee Reports to arrive: 4 April 2022
Last day to file documents at High Court: 20 May 2022

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

Whanganui Admissions

Admission Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 1 April 2022 and no later than 29 April 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 29 April 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 1 July 2022

Admission Date: Tuesday 25 October 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 28 June 2022 and no later than 26 July 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 26 July 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 27 September 2022

Palmerston North Admissions

Admission Date: Monday 4 July 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 7 March 2022 and no later than 4 April 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 4 April 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 6 June 2022

Admission Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 29 June 2022 and no later than 27 July 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 27 July 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 28 September 2022

Wellington Admissions

Admission date: 25 March 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 26 November 2021 and no later than 24 December 2021
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 24 December 2021
Last date to file documents at High Court: 25 February 2022

Admission date: 10 June 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 11 February 2022 and no later than 11 March 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 11 March 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 13 May 2022

Admission date: 16 September 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 2 May 2022 and no later than 17 June 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 17 June 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 19 August 2022

Admission date: 9 December 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier 12 August 2022 and no later than 9 September 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 9 September 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 11 November 2022

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

Christchurch Admissions

Admission Date: 25 March 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 15 November 2021 and no later than 17 December 2021
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 24 December 2021
Last date to file documents at High Court: 25 February 2022

Admission Date:  10 June 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 8 February 2022 and no later than 11 March 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 25 March 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 10 May 2022

Admission Date:  16 September 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 16 May 2022 and no later than 17 June 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 1 July 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 16 August 2022

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

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: Wednesday 2 March 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No later than 14 January 2022
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 14 January 2022
Late date to file documents at High Court: 2 February 2022

Admission date: Tuesday 28 June 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 7 March 2022 and no later than 15 April 2022
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 15 April 2022
Late date to file documents at High Court: 27 May 2022

Admission date: Tuesday 23 August 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 30 May 2022 and no later than 17 June 2022
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 17 June 2022
Late date to file documents at High Court: 22 July 2022

Admission date: Tuesday 18 October 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 25 July 2022 and no later than 12 August 2022
Last date for Referee reports to arrive: 12 August 2022
Late date to file documents at High Court: 19 September 2022

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: 29 March 2022

Admission Date: 31 May 2022

Admission Date: 26 July 2022

Admission Date: 20 September 2022

Nelson Admissions

Admission Date: 17 June 2022

Applications to branch for Certificates of Character: No earlier than 11 February 2022 and no later than 28 February 2022
Last date for Referee Reports to arrive: 31 March 2022
Last date to file documents at High Court: 17 June 2022

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

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