New Zealand Bar Association news

Judges, lawyers set to meet about workload concerns

Judges, lawyers set to meet about workload concerns

Law groups are worried about the impact of current scheduling practices on lawyers’ wellbeing

Unanimous Supreme Court ruling allows class actions to push through on opt-out basis

Unanimous Supreme Court ruling allows class actions to push through on opt-out basis

The decision was made pending the establishment of a comprehensive legislative framework in New Zealand

NZ Bar Association seeks class exemption for barristers following AML/CFT amendments

NZ Bar Association seeks class exemption for barristers following AML/CFT amendments

The organisation says it aims to “better align the regime with the day-to-day realities of legal practice”

New Zealand Bar Association calls out 'misinformed criticism' of judges

New Zealand Bar Association calls out 'misinformed criticism' of judges

Such criticism has "the potential for disturbing consequences for the justice system and society," the organisation says

Law Society advocates for improvements to Police Detention Legal Assistance scheme

Law Society advocates for improvements to Police Detention Legal Assistance scheme

The society’s statement followed its intervention in a Court of Appeal case wherein the lawyers under the scheme could not be contacted