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Politicians urged to be cautious in criticising judges

Friday, 21 June 2019, 2:28 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association is urging senior politicians to be cautious when it comes to publicly criticising decisions by the country’s judges. More >>

Bar Association welcomes Government ban on assault rifles

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6:50 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes the Government’s ban on assault rifles today. NZBA’s council member, Josh McBride, says that immediate changes to the underlying legislation are now required to ensure that all military specification ... More >>

Bar Association President calls for discussion on safety

Monday, 18 March 2019, 4:49 pm | NZ Bar Association

In an open letter to members of the New Zealand Bar Association, President Kate Davenport QC has asked barristers to contribute to the discussion of how the law can work to help prevent mass shootings and other terrorist acts. More >>

Christchurch event for judges and lawyers cancelled

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:14 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association has cancelled an event it was holding in Christchurch this evening following today’s mass shooting in the city. More >>

NZ Bar Association congratulates Justice Winkelmann

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:41 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association congratulates the Hon. Justice Helen Winkelmann on her appointment as Chief Justice of New Zealand and as a Judge of the Supreme Court. The appointment takes effect from 13 March 2019. More >>

Rules welcomed to counter unacceptable behaviour by lawyers

Monday, 17 December 2018, 1:20 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association has welcomed the release of a report from a regulatory working group on better reporting, prevention and detection of unacceptable workplace behaviour in the legal profession. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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