Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Bar Association, an incorporated society which comprises mainly lawyers/advocates who practise at the Independent Bar, i.e. usually as specialist litigators or advocates, or experts in dispute resolution, in sole practice.
The website will provide you with contact details for members of the NZBA. Visitors may also access public documents and information of general interest. Members may access additional information which is confidential to the NZBA in the Members Area.
Members are invited to attend the Auckland Sentencing Advocacy Competition final, which is sponsored by the New Zealand Bar Association and the Ministry of Justice.
31/03/2015 | Auckland | more info...
The effective resolution of domestic and
international commercial disputes is essential to maintaining profitable and
efficient business worldwide. Many of the world's nation states and
leading international companies
18/04/2015 | Sydney | more info...
The purpose behind this one and a half hour webinar is to give you an
outline of Courtroom etiquette and behaviour. There are many known but
unwritten or unspoken rules in Court. The webinar is not intended to be
exhaustive, but will set out the basic things you are expected to know
22/04/2015 | | more info...
Practitioners are invited to a memorial sitting of the Court of Appeal
which is being held to honour the late Sir Ivor Richardson, former
President of the Court.
01/05/2015 | Wellington | more info...
A one-day conference will be held on Thursday 7 May, and will explore innovative approaches to family violence based on principles, practices and values of restorative justice.
07/05/2015 | Wellington | more info...
AIJA Courts and Tribunal Technology Conference
21/05/2015 | Brisbane | more info...
During the weekend of 11 April, the Parliamentary
Counsel Office will be making some minor changes to the format of
legislation and to the New Zealand
Justice Simon France is the Chair of The Criminal
Rules Sub-Committee. The primary focus is to monitor how the
Criminal Procedure Rules 2011 are working. He has provided an update to the profession.
Applications for appointment as Queen's Counsel will open on
13 February 2013 and close on 13 March 2013.
The Chief Judges of the High and District Courts of New
Zealand have released the 2015 Court of Trial Protocol. The 2015 Protocol makes three changes to the 2013
Members are invited to the final sitting of His Honour Judge Adams on 13 February 2015 at 4pm. RSVPs are required by Friday 30 January 2015.