The Society regulates all lawyers, but membership of the Society is voluntary.
They include controlling and regulating the practice of the profession of law in New Zealand, and assisting and promoting the reform of the law (for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and the administration of justice).
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.
The Christchurch branch operates from:
Unit 1, 8 Homersham Place, Burnside, Christchurch 8053
PO Box 565, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand