Reasons for joining the NZBA include access to:

  • a member benefit scheme which includes offerings from over 50 commercial and professional organisations
  • a strong web profile through the member only "Find a Barrister" directory (available to full members)
  • discounted training, including, masterclasses, workshops, webinars, online modules and the Annual Conference
  • a mentoring scheme, which provides advice on transitioning to the Bar and ongoing support for barristers at all levels
  • networking and collegiality events and opportunities
  • resources to support business and professional opportunities


Full Member

This membership is open to every person who is the holder of a current practising certificate as a barrister sole in New Zealand.

Associate Member

This membership is open to members of the judicary, barristers & solicitors, judges clerks, legal academics, non-practising barristers, retired judges and overseas barristers.