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Law Society announces regulatory working group membership

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society announces regulatory working group membership

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society announces regulatory working group membership The New Zealand Law Society has announced the members of the working group which will consider if improvements can be made to enable better reporting of harassment in the legal profession to the Law Society. The […]

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Wellington lawyer struck off roll for disgraceful conduct

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Wellington lawyer struck off roll for disgraceful conduct

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Wellington lawyer struck off roll for disgraceful conduct A Wellington lawyer has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors for disgraceful and dishonourable conduct. Ian David Hay was found guilty of one charge which included a reckless breach of Rule 5.10 […]

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Operation of lawyers standards committees clarified

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Operation of lawyers standards committees clarified

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Operation of lawyers standards committees clarified Each of New Zealand’s 24 lawyers standards committees is required to make its own decisions based on the particular facts before it and after considering the views of the parties, the New Zealand Law Society says. Reported […]

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Comments on the judiciary by lawyers

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Comments on the judiciary by lawyers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Comments on the judiciary by lawyers Lawyers are quite entitled to express views publicly which are critical of judicial decisions made in cases where they have not appeared, but they are expected to be careful not to do so in a way that […]

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Law Society releasing Gender Equality Charter to legal profession today

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society releasing Gender Equality Charter to legal profession today

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society releasing Gender Equality Charter to legal profession today The New Zealand Law Society is releasing its Gender Equality Charter to the legal profession today. It’s the Law Society’s response to concern about a lack of progression of women lawyers into senior […]

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#Metoo blog information given to Law Society

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on #Metoo blog information given to Law Society

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: #Metoo blog information given to Law Society Legal researcher Zoë Lawton has handed a full copy of her #Metoo blog to the New Zealand Law Society. The blog information was accepted by Law Society Acting Executive Director Mary Ollivier and General Manager, Regulatory, […]

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Property forfeiture not appropriate for infringement offences

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Property forfeiture not appropriate for infringement offences

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Property forfeiture not appropriate for infringement offences The New Zealand Law Society says is does not consider that forfeiture of property is an appropriate legal consequence of committing an infringement offence. In a submission to Parliament’s Environment Committee on the Conservation (Infringement System) […]

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National survey of NZ lawyers ready

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on National survey of NZ lawyers ready

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: National survey of NZ lawyers ready New Zealand’s practising lawyers will be sent a survey tomorrow, Friday 6 April, which aims to gather information on workplace environments in the legal profession. The New Zealand Law Society has commissioned research firm Colmar Brunton to […]

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Law Society launches online resources to combat harassment and bullying

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society launches online resources to combat harassment and bullying

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society launches online resources to combat harassment and bullying The New Zealand Law Society has released a range of online and other resources as part of its actions against bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession. The resources can be accessed […]

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Responsibility rests with whole legal profession

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Responsibility rests with whole legal profession

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Responsibility rests with whole legal profession All members of the legal profession need to take responsibility for fostering a professional culture where harassment of any kind is unacceptable, the President of the Otago branch of the New Zealand Law Society, John Farrow, says. […]

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New online facility for lawyers to submit confidential reports

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New online facility for lawyers to submit confidential reports

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: New online facility for lawyers to submit confidential reports The New Zealand Law Society is launching a new online facility for lawyers to submit confidential reports of harassment and other unacceptable behaviour. This builds on an existing obligation to report such matters where […]

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Law Society supports changes to improve New Zealanders’ access to legislation

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society supports changes to improve New Zealanders’ access to legislation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society supports changes to improve New Zealanders’ access to legislation The New Zealand Law Society welcomes proposals to improve the quality of legislation and to make it easier for people to access and understand legislation that affects their legal rights and obligations. […]

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Law Society launching phone line for workplace harassment support

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society launching phone line for workplace harassment support

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society launching phone line for workplace harassment support The New Zealand Law Society is launching a new 0800 phone line where people in the legal community are able to discuss sensitive matters such as workplace harassment and the options and support they […]

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Timothy Slack struck off the roll

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Timothy Slack struck off the roll

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Timothy Slack struck off the roll The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Timothy Upton Slack be struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. He admitted a charge that, having been convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment, […]

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National survey to assess legal profession workplace environments

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on National survey to assess legal profession workplace environments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: National survey to assess legal profession workplace environments The New Zealand Law Society is to conduct a national survey of New Zealand lawyers to assess workplace environments in the legal profession. As well as seeking information on harassment and bullying, the Workplace Environment […]

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Do not be a bystander, says Law Society Vice-President

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Do not be a bystander, says Law Society Vice-President

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Do not be a bystander, says Law Society Vice-President Change is required in the legal profession to stop sexual and other harassment and this must be supported by all men and women in the profession, New Zealand Law Society Vice-President, Auckland, Tim Jones […]

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Diane Low censured and fined

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Diane Low censured and fined

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Diane Low censured and fined Orewa lawyer Diane Faye Low has been censured and fined $8,000 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. She has also been ordered to pay total costs of $12,856, to engage and pay for a consultant […]

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Watch out for fake jury phishing email

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Watch out for fake jury phishing email

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Watch out for fake jury phishing email The New Zealand Law Society is warning people to beware of an email which purports to be an invitation to prospective jurors. The email, which is headed “Dear Prospective Juror” and to be a “Justice Department […]

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Bullying by judiciary unacceptable

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bullying by judiciary unacceptable

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bullying by judiciary unacceptable The courtroom is the workplace of lawyers working in criminal law. “They, like everyone, are entitled to a working environment free from bullying, harassment and prejudice,” New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. “As our Chief Justice has […]

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Dame Silvia Cartwright to chair Law Society regulatory working group

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Dame Silvia Cartwright to chair Law Society regulatory working group

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Dame Silvia Cartwright to chair Law Society regulatory working group Dame Silvia Cartwright will chair the New Zealand Law Society’s regulatory working group to look at the processes for reporting and taking action on harassment and inappropriate behaviour in legal workplaces. “I am […]

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