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Bar Association concerned about undermining of trial

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:05 pm | NZ Bar Association

Leading New Zealand barristers are concerned that the trial of the man accused of the murder of Grace Millane might be compromised by ongoing breaches of court orders suppressing the name and information about the accused. More >>

Bar Association Celebrates Appointments

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 10:35 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association congratulates 10 barristers whose appointment as Queen’s Counsel has just been announced by the Attorney-General. "This is an important event not just for those who have achieved this rank, but for the independent bar ... More >>

Time to end "macho" legal culture

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:12 pm | NZ Bar Association

The new president of the country’s professional body for barristers, the New Zealand Bar Association, says macho behaviour by both men and women in the legal profession has had its day. More >>

NZBA calls for resolution to court strike

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:40 am | NZ Bar Association

The country’s professional body for barristers, the New Zealand Bar Association, says the current dispute between the Ministry of Justice and court staff should be resolved as quickly as possible because of safety considerations. More >>

Bar Association congratulates NZLS President-Elect

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 10:23 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes the appointment of Tiana Epati as the fourth woman President of the New Zealand Law Society, with effect from April 2019. NZBA President, Kate Davenport QC, says that Ms Epati has all the qualities needed to ... More >>

Bar Association: Criminal Cases Review Commission essential

Friday, 28 September 2018, 1:08 pm | NZ Bar Association

The organisation representing New Zealand barristers says that the introduction of legislation, to establish a Criminal Cases Review Commission, is a welcome development. More >>

Legal profession identifies key areas for improving access

Friday, 21 September 2018, 2:44 pm | NZ Bar Association

Authors of a New Zealand Bar Association Access to Justice Report are calling on greater involvement from the country’s barristers combined with more support for Legal Aid to enable a fairer system of legal representation. The Report notes that ... More >>

Female lawyers greatly under-represented in highest courts

Monday, 3 September 2018, 9:19 am | NZ Bar Association

Research funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation, and carried out by the New Zealand Bar Association, has shown that female lawyers are greatly under-represented in appearances before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. More >>

Disturbing attack on District Court Judge

Monday, 13 August 2018, 9:50 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association says a New Zealand Herald article criticising a District Court Judge is a disturbing occurrence where a media organisation has used its privileged role in a personal and unfortunate way. More >>

Barristers add their voice to call for urgent culture change

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 4:49 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association, a professional body for New Zealand barristers, has given its full support to seeing change in the legal profession following Dame Margaret Bazley’s review of law firm Russell McVeagh. More >>

Harassment survey needs to be catalyst for change

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:34 pm | NZ Bar Association

New Zealand Bar Association President Clive Elliott QC, says a survey of lawyers finding high levels of sexual harassment and bullying in the legal profession needs to be a catalyst for change. More >>

Approaching crisis in District Court requires intervention

Monday, 28 May 2018, 10:24 am | NZ Bar Association

NZBA President Clive Elliott QC, says it is time to acknowledge that District Court resourcing has reached a critical point where immediate intervention by the Government is needed. He was responding to a column written by the Chief District Court Judge, ... More >>

Informed debate on judicial decision making is good

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:44 pm | NZ Bar Association

New Zealand Bar Association says open and informed debate on judicial decision making is good for justice More >>

NZBA endorses Chief Justice's comments on bullying

Monday, 26 March 2018, 6:17 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association endorses the comments of the Chief Justice, Dame Sian Elias, that bullying of counsel is not acceptable. Her Honour made the comments following the release of a Criminal Bar Association survey in which 64.7% of the ... More >>

Bar Association Welcomes Court of Appeal Initiative

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:37 am | NZ Bar Association

The announcement today by the Court of Appeal that it has resolved to encourage greater participation of junior counsel in hearings is an important and significant step that will increase the opportunities for both male and female junior counsel to gain ... More >>

Bar Association Re Sexual Misconduct Complaints

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:26 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association says that respectful behaviour towards all staff in the legal profession is a basic starting point to have sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace eliminated. More >>

NZ Bar Association Statement on Paula Bennett's Remarks

Monday, 4 September 2017, 11:42 am | NZ Bar Association

New Zealand Bar Association statement concerning remarks by the Minister of Police, Hon. Paula Bennett More >>

Female Majority in Supreme Court Valuable in Gender Equity

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:18 pm | NZ Bar Association

13 June 2017 saw the history-making sitting of the Supreme Court of New Zealand as a female-majority bench. The five-judge Court comprised Chief Justice Sian Elias, Justice Susan Glazebrook, and Justice Ellen France, alongside their colleagues Justice ... More >>

Queen’s Counsel Appointees Congratulated

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:18 pm | NZ Bar Association

The President and Council of the New Zealand Bar Association congratulate the thirteen new Queen's Counsel announced today by the Attorney-General, the Hon Christopher Finlayson QC. The President of the Association, Clive Elliott QC says that the rank ... More >>

Bar Association calls for calm

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:59 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association deplores any form of violence and abuse against members of our society. More >>

 

 

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