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Whether you are starting out in your career as a family lawyer, working your way up the career ladder or an experienced family lawyer, Family Law Section membership has much to offer. Through the FLS, you can become part of a community working to ensure family lawyers gain both the support and recognition they deserve.

Read about some of the many benefits that FLS membership gives you.

Joining the FLS is quick and easy and costs less than $5.00 a week – the price of a cup of coffee! There is a special rate for community law centre employees and junior practitioners (those who have held a practising certificate for less than two years).

Membership or associate membership of the New Zealand Law Society is a prerequisite for Family Law Section membership.

Full membership is available to those who hold a current practising certificate and are members of the NZLS.

Family Law Section Associate membership is available to associate members of the NZLS who do not hold a current practising certificate but have a significant interest in family law. Examples of associate members would be retired lawyers; overseas lawyers; present and former members of the judiciary in New Zealand or elsewhere; and legal academics.

Australian Family Law Section membership is available to current members of the New Zealand Family Law Section. We have negotiated a reduced membership rate for members which is half of the full Australian membership fee. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Visit the Australian Family Law Section website to find out more about them.

Membership fees

*All prices are inclusive of GST.

The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

Select the appropriate application form.

Full membership - (1 year)NZ$245.00 per person

Family Law Section Associate membership - (1 year)
If you are not already an NZLS associate member you will need to apply by completing the application and payment forms below.
NZLS Associate membership & payments form - (1year)
You must complete both the NZLS & FLS application forms.

NZ$243.75 per person

NZ$86.25 per person

Junior practitioners - (1 year)
(Those who have held a practising certificate for less than 2 years)

 

NZ$115.00 per person

Community Law Centre employees - (1 year)NZ$115.00 per person
  

Associate membership for current Australian FLS members - (1 year)
(Includes $75.00 for associate membership of the New Zealand Law Society)


per person (GST not applicable)

Australian Family Law Section membership - for NZ FLS members - (1 year)

NZ$175.00
AU$137.50 per person


To join the Section, download the appropriate membership form and send with your payment to:

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