Family Law Section survey seeks input for family legal aid fixed fees

The New Zealand Law Society’s Family Law Section is asking family lawyers to participate in a short survey on family legal aid.

The Family Law Section is preparing comments in response to the Ministry of Justice consultation paper A New Fees Framework for Family Legal Aid Providers. The paper proposes a fixed fee framework for family legal aid.

The Section is seeking information on what proportion of lawyers intend to provide family legal aid services under the proposed fixed fee framework.

A short 8-question survey is available here and takes about 2-3 minutes to complete. Input is required by 5:00pm, Monday 27 February 2012.

Lawyers are advised that they may also make further comments about family legal aid by email to family@lawsociety.org.nz.

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