The New Zealand Bar Association | Ngā Ahorangi Motuhake o te Ture is governed by its Council under its Rules of Association. Rule 6.1A allows the Council to delegate any of its functions and powers (including the power to subdelegate) to:

  • the Management Committee
  • the Executive Director
  • any member or members of the Secretariat, and/or
  • any member or members of the Association or any other person.

The Association also has a series of policies that have been agreed by the Council and which clarify how the affairs of the Association should be governed. 


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Full membership of the NZBA is open to every person who is the holder of a current New Zealand practising certificate as a Barrister Sole.

In some circumstances, persons other than barristers sole may become Associate Members of the NZBA

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