Hold a directory of solicitors. Should a caller have any concerns with regard to their Lawyer please ring or fax the Society at the above numbers.
The Society regulates all lawyers, but membership of the Society is voluntary.
Among the Society’s regulatory activities are:
issuing practising certificates
maintaining a register of lawyers
making practice rules
law reform activities, including submissions on legislation
managing the Lawyers Complaints Service
operating a Financial Assurance scheme
operating a Fidelity Fund.
All lawyers are regulated, and must pay the required regulatory fees and levies.
Pamphlets available: The New Zealand Law Society ‘Complaints about Lawyer’ and ‘ Over the Fence are your Neighbours’ published by the New Zealand Law Society.