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Lawyer member

Membership with ADLS to become a Lawyer Member is available to lawyers who hold a current New Zealand practising certificate as a barrister or as a barrister and solicitor.

Qualified member

Membership with ADLS to become a Qualified Member is available to persons if they possess a legal qualification at least at the level of Bachelor of Laws from a university in New Zealand or an equivalent legal qualification from a foreign university, and who are engaged or interested in the law but do not hold a current New Zealand practising certificate.

Contributing member

Persons that are ineligible for membership as Lawyer Members or Legally Qualified Members, but can demonstrate an interest in or engagement with the law, for example, Law students and Legal Executives may apply to be a Contributing Member.