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Assessment of Overseas Law Qualifications


If you are an overseas practitioner (i.e. a person who is admitted as a barrister, solicitor, advocate or attorney of on overseas court) or an overseas graduate (a person holding an LLB or equivalent law qualification, but who is not admitted to practise as a barrister, solicitor, advocate or attorney of a superior court), and you are seeking admission to the High Court of New Zealand you will have to apply to the New Zealand Council of Legal Education for assessment of your overseas qualification.

Please read the Assessment of Overseas Law Qualifications Information Brochure. If you require any further information, please contact the Council.

Under section 274(f) of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, the Council is responsible for prescribing the mechanisms and criteria for recognition of Australian qualifications under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997.

If you are an Australian practitioner holding a current practising certificate, please refer to the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Admission Regulations 2008.

Please click on this link to download the regulations.

Alternatively, you may contact the New Zealand High Court for more information.

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