Professional development

14 February 2012
By NZLS

Proposed mandatory CPD scheme details

The Law Society is seeking comments from members of the legal profession on the proposed mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme, which has been approved by the Law Society’s Board. The proposals include: All lawyers, both full and part-time, would be required to: prepare and update an annual CPD plan; ... More about Proposed mandatory CPD scheme details.

15 August 2011
By NZLS

Stepping Up course begins

Sponsored by the New Zealand Law Foundation, the first Stepping Up course was held at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport on 14-16 July 2011. This course replaces Flying Start. It is compulsory for any barrister and solicitor intending to set up on own account, whether alone or as a partner ... More about Stepping Up course begins.

23 May 2011
By NZLS

NZLS CLE Ltd webinars offer advantages

The webinars NZLS CLE Ltd provides are “excellent”, participants say. Four lawyers who registered for their first webinar at the 20 April GST web-based presentation provided feedback on their experiences. Three were able to join the webinar live, and all three described it as “excellent”. The fourth, Andrew Morrison, planned ... More about NZLS CLE Ltd webinars offer advantages.

11 March 2011
By John Mackintosh

Stepping Up replaces Flying Start

Ask anyone who has gone into practice on their own account in recent times and they will tell you it is a step up. Suddenly they can find themselves authorising trust account payments for significant sums, staff are looking to them for leadership and the regular and reliable salary payment ... More about Stepping Up replaces Flying Start.

10 November 2010
By NZLS

Auckland University scholarships

A new scholarship has been established to encourage postgraduate study in commercial law at Auckland University. Funded by Auckland firm Harmos Horton Lusk, one scholarship worth $10,000 to a full-time student, or paid pro-rata to a part-timer, will be awarded each year. Harmos Horton Lusk special-ises in corporate law. Selection ... More about Auckland University scholarships.