New Zealand Council of Legal Education
Certificates of Completion
Under the Lawyers and Conveyancers (Lawyers: Admission) Rules 2008, in order to show that the educational requirements have been completed, a candidate seeking admission to the High Court of New Zealand needs, to obtain a Certificate of Completion from the Council.
Please note that if any part of your qualification is affected by staleness you will need to make an application for assessment of stale qualifications before applying for your completion certificate. Please click on Stale Qualifications for more details.
New Zealand Law Graduates
This certificate, along with the other documentary evidence required, and the completed application form, should be sent to the Council.
The Council will then prepare your Certificate of Completion for admission.
Overseas Law Graduates and Practitioners
When you have completed all the requirements imposed on you by the Council, you will be entitled to apply for a Completion Certificate.
The application form may be downloaded here.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COMPLETION CERTIFICATES
You must allow up to 30 working days (for New Zealand LLB degree holders) or 40 working days (for overseas degree holders) for process and delivery. It is preferable that you do not telephone or email us within this period inquiring about your certificate unless exceptional circumstances arise. If we receive unnecessary communications this will simply slow down the completion certificate process. We endeavour to provide prompt and quality service, but the Council’s processes take the above mentioned days to complete, and you must take this into account when planning your admission date.
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