Law Society closes offices

"We will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, to safeguard our people, our members and our communities," legal body says

Law Society closes offices

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has announced the closure of all of its offices following the government’s raising of the alert level for the COVID-19 pandemic.

While all of its staff have begun working remotely, the peak legal body assured the profession that it will continue to provide its key services to members wherever possible via online channels.

“We will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, to safeguard our people, our members and our communities. Reducing the number of people in our offices reduces the risk for everyone,” it said. “We understand that the rapidly changing pandemic situation can be stressful – and that the legal profession has unique needs and challenges at this time.”

It said that it is collaborating with other professional legal organisations to provide regularly updated guidance, support, and advocacy for members and the profession through technology.

The Law Society’s dedicated section for the COVID-19 situation can be found here. It also reminded the profession that the government’s official site, where official health information can be found, can be accessed here.

The Law Society earlier cancelled all public events in response to the health crisis.

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