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Law Society phone line for workplace harassment support

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is launching a new 0800 phone line where people in the legal community are able to discuss sensitive matters such as workplace harassment and the options and support they can access. More >>

Timothy Slack struck off the roll

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Timothy Upton Slack be struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

National survey of legal profession workplace environment

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is to conduct a national survey of New Zealand lawyers to assess workplace environments in the legal profession. More >>

Bullying by judiciary unacceptable

Monday, 26 March 2018, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The courtroom is the workplace of lawyers working in criminal law. “They, like everyone, are entitled to a working environment free from bullying, harassment and prejudice,” New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Law Society supports legislation to clear complaints backlog

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed legislation to give the Legal Complaints Review Office new powers that will assist in clearing a backlog of complaints involving lawyers. More >>

Women’s Day completes historic week for women lawyers

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:50 am | New Zealand Law Society

International Women’s Day completes an historic week for women who practise law, marking 30 years since the first female Queen’s Counsels were appointed, says Law Society President Kathryn Beck. More >>

Foreign ownership Ban on NZ residential land will add costs

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says a proposed requirement for lawyer certification in the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill will likely result in an increase in conveyancing costs for home buyers. More >>

Working group to focus on sexual harassment reporting

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is establishing a working group to consider what improvements can be made to enable better reporting of harassment in the legal profession to the Law Society. More >>

Weapons brokering legislation changes recommended

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says some changes are needed to the Brokering (Weapons and Related Items) Controls Bill to improve the regulation of weapons brokering, consistent with New Zealand’s international treaty obligations. More >>

Law Society outlines complaints resolution process

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has a robust process for investigating and resolving complaints about the conduct of lawyers, Law Society Acting Executive Director Mary Ollivier says. More >>

Legal profession must act, says Law Society President

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The wide-ranging discussion on sexual harassment and work environments in the legal profession cannot be allowed to die away, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Law Society on Russell McVeagh allegations

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is unable to confirm whether or not a complaint has been made related to the allegations of sexual misconduct towards students in a summer law clerk programme at Russell McVeagh. More >>

Women lawyers now in the majority

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says that of 13,103 lawyers currently practising in New Zealand, 6553 are women and 6550 are men. More >>

Appointment of Law Society Acting Executive Director

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Mary Ollivier has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the New Zealand Law Society, from 16 January. More >>

Former Napier lawyer struck off the roll

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 8:55 am | New Zealand Law Society

A lawyer who had been suspended from practising for the past year has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

ACC Vision Still Not Achieved After 50 Years

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:27 am | New Zealand Law Society

The vision unveiled fifty years ago today by the Woodhouse Report is something to celebrate, but the accident compensation system which eventuated presents some very real access to justice issues, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Commitment to increase lead roles for women lawyers sought

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9:50 am | New Zealand Law Society

Lawyers and their clients are being urged to adopt a policy which requires them to commit to increasing the proportion of women lawyers leading court proceedings and other contentious matters. More >>

Auckland barrister struck off

Monday, 4 December 2017, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland barrister Anthony David Banbrook has been struck off the roll by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Implied criticism of defence lawyers unacceptable

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:26 am | New Zealand Law Society

The right to a lawyer is a fundamental part of our justice system and any criticism of lawyers for defending people charged with heinous crimes is not acceptable, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Women’s Suffrage Day to reflect on gender diversity

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Women’s Suffrage Day an opportunity to reflect on gender diversity in the legal profession More >>

   

 

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