As an NZBA member you will network with and learn from the most successful people in the profession, raise your profile, reduce your business costs, obtain analysis of issues that affect you, have access to member-only rates to education, insurance and texts for barristers, advance access to justice and proactively influence government policy. Membership of the NZBA includes 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)
  • training, including, free CPD webinars and recorded webinars for paid-up members, as well as discounted 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 membership of the NZBA is open to every person who holds a current  New Zealand practising certificate as a barrister sole or is an employed barrister.

Associate membership is open to persons other than barristers sole (e.g. barristers and solicitors). Some associate member categories have an automatic entitlement to membership and some associate member categories require approval by the Bar Council.

The NZBA's financial year runs from 1 April to is 31 March. Membership pricing is pro-rated and includes GST.

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Full Member

Open to holders a current practising certificate as a barrister sole or an employed barrister.

Associate Member

Open to persons other than barristers sole (e.g. barristers and solicitors). NB: this is subject to approval in some cases.