eligibility to practice in New Zealand


j12
hi,
i am an indian law graduate holding a B.A.,LL.B(hons.) degree. I am planning to pursue LLM from New Zealand.
Can someone tell me regarding the reqiurements for practising in New Zealand (for foreign graduates) after my LLM............i mean whether one needs to get his degree accredited by any authority in New Zealand or does one need to clear any bar exam etc?
any kind of info. wud be helpful.....cheers
hi,
i am an indian law graduate holding a B.A.,LL.B(hons.) degree. I am planning to pursue LLM from New Zealand.
Can someone tell me regarding the reqiurements for practising in New Zealand (for foreign graduates) after my LLM............i mean whether one needs to get his degree accredited by any authority in New Zealand or does one need to clear any bar exam etc?
any kind of info. wud be helpful.....cheers
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j12
i mean eligibility in the subject line
i mean eligibility in the subject line
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Gregor2009
I am not a New Zealand practitioner so I can't help you on this.

However, i think you will have to contact the District Law Society to get them to assist you with this query. It might also be easier (and more useful) for you to qualify in Australia and then subsequently seek mutual recognition for practise in NZ.


Cheers
Greg
I am not a New Zealand practitioner so I can't help you on this.

However, i think you will have to contact the District Law Society to get them to assist you with this query. It might also be easier (and more useful) for you to qualify in Australia and then subsequently seek mutual recognition for practise in NZ.


Cheers
Greg
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Leanne
In order to be admitted to the Bar in NZ, one must have completed:

1. An approved LLB degree
2. A university course in Legal Ethics if the LLB is completed after 31 July 2000
3. A Professional Legal Studies Course (PLSC)

There are two institutions which offer the PLSC:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies:
http://www.ipls.org.nz/index.php

The College of Law NZ:
http://www.collaw.ac.nz/
In order to be admitted to the Bar in NZ, one must have completed:

1. An approved LLB degree
2. A university course in Legal Ethics if the LLB is completed after 31 July 2000
3. A Professional Legal Studies Course (PLSC)

There are two institutions which offer the PLSC:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies:
http://www.ipls.org.nz/index.php

The College of Law NZ:
http://www.collaw.ac.nz/
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Gregor2009
Hi Leanne,

I am looking into gaining admission into Wellington through trans-tasman mutual recognition and I am just wondering if you happen to know if applicants are required to be present at court for the ceremony? (or could a counsel represent the applicant and run the process in the absence of the applicant)?


Cheers
Greg
Hi Leanne,

I am looking into gaining admission into Wellington through trans-tasman mutual recognition and I am just wondering if you happen to know if applicants are required to be present at court for the ceremony? (or could a counsel represent the applicant and run the process in the absence of the applicant)?


Cheers
Greg
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j12
hi leanne,
thanx for the reply. if u cud please tell if i need to complete the courses in New zealand ( whether i have to obtain a study visa ?) and what is the time period for these.
cheers !
hi leanne,
thanx for the reply. if u cud please tell if i need to complete the courses in New zealand ( whether i have to obtain a study visa ?) and what is the time period for these.
cheers !
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Leanne
Greg,

I'm sorry I don't know the answer to your question, but you can have a look here:
http://www.wellaw.co.nz/Membership/OrdinaryMember/UndertheTransTasmanMutualRecognitionAct/tabid/96/Default.aspx
If you cannot find your answer there you can always email the Wellington District Law Society, its email is given in the above website.

J12,

I am still reading for my LLB at the moment and I'm not intending to go into practice after my LLB, so I am not familiar with the details of the course. I think you should be able to find the answers to your question in the websites I have given above. If not, you can always email them.
Greg,

I'm sorry I don't know the answer to your question, but you can have a look here:
http://www.wellaw.co.nz/Membership/OrdinaryMember/UndertheTransTasmanMutualRecognitionAct/tabid/96/Default.aspx
If you cannot find your answer there you can always email the Wellington District Law Society, its email is given in the above website.

J12,

I am still reading for my LLB at the moment and I'm not intending to go into practice after my LLB, so I am not familiar with the details of the course. I think you should be able to find the answers to your question in the websites I have given above. If not, you can always email them.
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asp
Hi i have recently applied to new zealand for admission as a lawyer. Firstly you have to get your BA LLB assessed from New Zealand Council of Legal Council you can find there brochure at (http://www.nzcle.org.nz/overseas_qualifications.html) you have to almost 1000 NZ $ for this !!!..........then they will indicate which subjects or courses are required for you to be admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court of New Zealand. You can then incorporate these subjects in you LLM or what ever suits you best. But be sure what is the level of assessment as a simple LLM without assessment may not help you much.

Best of Luck
Regards
Qasim Rasool
Hi i have recently applied to new zealand for admission as a lawyer. Firstly you have to get your BA LLB assessed from New Zealand Council of Legal Council you can find there brochure at (http://www.nzcle.org.nz/overseas_qualifications.html) you have to almost 1000 NZ $ for this !!!..........then they will indicate which subjects or courses are required for you to be admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court of New Zealand. You can then incorporate these subjects in you LLM or what ever suits you best. But be sure what is the level of assessment as a simple LLM without assessment may not help you much.

Best of Luck
Regards
Qasim Rasool
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