The NZBA is governed by a Bar Council, membership of which is determined by the election procedure prescribed in the NZBA Rules. The Bar Council comprises the President, Treasurer, Secretary, regional Vice Presidents, and members. A list of the current Bar Council members can be found here.

There are five formal council meetings each year, however meetings of the Bar Council are usually convened on twelve weekly basis, or more frequently if necessary, to manage the business of the NZBA and to liaise with and contribute to the legal profession.  The Bar Council may meet on other occasions to consider specific projects.

The NZBA has a committee structure to help it to deal with the workload and to provide services and support to members. Details on the current committees can be found here.

The Governance, Audit and Risk Committee reviews Council actions and activities, and informs the Council of matters that should be taken into account.  Finally, the Management Committee monitors and assists with the day to day running of the Assocation.  If you have any questions please contact us by email.

Members should feel free to contact any of the Council members - or the President - with any matters they would like raised on their behalf at future Council meetings.

The NZBA Council meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

19 February 2021E-Meeting
19 March 2021Wellington
9 April 2021E-Meeting
7 May 2021E-Meeting
11 June 2021E-Meeting
2 July 2021E-Meeting
13 August 2021E-Meeting
9 September 2021Tauranga
5 October 2021E-Meeting
26 November 2021E-Meeting