Legal aid provider certificates of standing

Legal aid providers can now apply to the New Zealand Law Society for their legal aid provider certificates of standing.

The certificates must be included with applications under the new legal aid provider approval process.

For a certificate issued by the New Zealand Law Society please fill out and submit a request online. Note that certificates of standing are valid for 3 months only.

The Certificate of Standing covers upheld complaints and Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal matters from 1 August 2008 and any disciplinary charges before the New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal under the Law Practitioners Act 1982.

The cost per Certificate is $NZ30, payable at time of application. This can be paid directly to the New Zealand Law Society's bank account (No: 123140.0119103.07) or mail the cheque to the Law Society. If you pay by bank transfer you must include your name and the reference "LA COS" on the bank detail.