Joining the independent bar

Thinking about becoming a barrister but not sure how to begin? Take a look at our Checklist for Coming to the Bar. The NZBA Member Benefits Scheme may also help you source some of the items mentioned in this guide. Finally, learn more about our free and discounted CPD.

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Explore Member Services

Equality & Diversity

The NZBA is committed to developing a referral bar that reflects the diversity of the legal profession and the wider community.

Training and CPD

Premiere advocacy and dispute resolution training, delivered by top barristers.

Member Benefit Scheme

Commercial benefits for members


Find out about NZBA social events, as well as upcoming ceremonies. 

Important Updates

Upcoming Events

CPD Training
At your desk, online, New Zealand

Sponsors & Service Providers