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Web Filter System For Extremist Content Online Needs Proper Development Process

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee it supports a bill giving effect to the Government’s Christchurch Call commitment (a commitment by several governments and technology companies to ... More >>

Consultation Now Open On Draft Terms Of Reference For Independent Review Of The Statutory Framework For Legal Services

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 11:08 am | New Zealand Law Society

Help shape the future of the legal profession by providing feedback on what will be considered in the Independent Review. The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is seeking feedback on the draft Terms of Reference for the Independent ... More >>

New Zealand Bill Of Rights Act And Declarations Of Inconsistency By The Senior Courts - Changes Welcomed

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:58 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told Parliament’s Privileges committee that it supports the introduction of a formal mechanism for the Government and Parliament to consider and respond to a declaration of inconsistency ... More >>

New Rules Governing Lawyers’ Behaviour From 1 July

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:32 am | New Zealand Law Society

New rules governing the behaviour of lawyers, with an emphasis on tackling bullying and harassment, will come into force from 1 July. The amended rules clarify the standards of behaviour expected of lawyers when engaging with clients and colleagues. "Bullying, ... More >>

Research Urgently Needed For Law Changes To Enable Children’s Safe Participation In Family Court Disputes

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told Parliament’s Justice select committee it supports the principle of enabling children’s views to be heard in family proceedings, but the lack of an evidence-based model for how ... More >>

Youth Justice Proposed ‘demerit Points’ Scheme Not Supported By Evidence

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee that a bill proposing to introduce a ‘demerit points’ system for youth offenders is not supported by evidence and is unlikely to achieve its objective ... More >>

More Evidence Needed To Justify Proposed Firearms Prohibition Orders Regime

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before Parliament’s Justice select committee today on the Arms (Firearms Prohibition Orders) Amendment Bill (No 2), a member's bill in the name of Simeon Brown. The bill proposes to allow ... More >>

Victims Of Insane Offenders Better Supported By Alternative Measures

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 9:19 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before the Justice select committee yesterday on a member’s bill which aims to provide victims of legally insane offenders with the same rights as other victims of crime. The Law ... More >>

Historic Membership To Law Society Council

Friday, 16 October 2020, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is delighted to welcome Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa and the Pacific Lawyers Association as permanent members of our Council. At a meeting in Wellington on Thursday 15 October the Law ... More >>

Law Society’s Gender Equality Charter

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 6:30 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Law Society’s Gender Equality Charter hits 100 signatories The New Zealand Law Society’s Gender Equality Charter has now been adopted by 100 legal workplaces across the country. More >>

Court industrial action now a threat to safety

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A serious incident at the Christchurch District Court this morning was a direct result of the situation created by the unresolved collective bargaining between the Ministry of Justice and court staff who are members of the PSA, the New Zealand Law Society ... More >>

Changes needed to Family Court, says Law Society

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:02 am | New Zealand Law Society

Implementing three key changes would have an immediate positive effect on the Family Court, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Brian Robert Ellis struck off roll

Friday, 9 November 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland lawyer Brian Robert Ellis has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Measures to improve LCRO processes welcomed

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:31 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed the third reading of the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill, which is now awaiting Royal assent. More >>

Legal profession saddened at Sir Thomas Eichelbaum's death

Friday, 2 November 2018, 8:47 am | New Zealand Law Society

The legal profession will be saddened at news of the death of Sir Thomas Eichelbaum, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Legal Salary Survey and gender pay differences

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A survey of salaries paid to employed lawyers has found little difference between the salaries of male and female lawyers with the same levels of experience in their first decade of legal practice. More >>

Tiana Epati is New Zealand Law Society President-elect

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 10:19 am | New Zealand Law Society

Gisborne lawyer Tiana Epati has been elected President of the New Zealand Law Society and will take up the role in April 2019. More >>

Law Society rejects assertion of revenue harvesting

Friday, 12 October 2018, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says it totally rejects reported assertions that it goes easy on lawyers in large law firms in order to continue collecting revenue from practising certificates. More >>

Law Society supports Culture Change Taskforce chair

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society fully supports the appointment of Kathryn Beck to lead the Culture Change Taskforce. More >>

Robyn Philippa Joy Fendall struck off Roll

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has struck Robyn Philippa Joy Fendall off the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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