Family Law Mentoring Programme
A difficulty often experienced by family law practitioners, especially those new to the legal profession, is a lack of contacts with whom they can discuss their options, their career direction, their work problems, their hopes and their fears. The mentoring programme aims to link up recently qualified practitioners with practitioners who have been in practice for at least five years. The programme is not exclusively for newly admitted lawyers. We have had applicants with many years of practice apply to be mentored by more experienced practitioners, and been happy to oblige.
Click here to complete a Family Law Mentoring Programme application form online.
Click here for a copy of the Mentoring Programme Guidelines.
If you are interested in participating in the programme either as a mentor or as a mentee please complete the appropriate form above and return to firstname.lastname@example.org - If you cannot return the completed form electronically please send it to Jodi Libbey at Auckland District Law Society Inc., P O Box 58, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140; DX CP24001.
The committee's role is:
1. To represent Auckland Practitioners as an information gathering focus group of people who can identify and formulate problems, find strategies and implement resolutions for the issues unique to Auckland family law practitioners. Such issues are generally as follows:
- Court Liaison Committees
2. To effectively disseminate information on those issues to Auckland practitioners.
3. To formalise the gathering and circulation of the information, make submissions and lobby:
- Auckland practitioners
- ADLS Law Committees
- NZLS Family Law Section
- Government Select Committees
- Ministry of Justice
4. To interface with the Family law Section on the issues affecting both local and national interests of family lawyers.
5. To maintain a representative function that determines legal education topics, and reports to the Continuing Professional Department of ADLS.
6 To have a networking function for Auckland practitioners with lunchtime forums, articles and media contacts
20 Feb 2013
Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill
Submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill
16 Mar 2012
Fixed Fee Framework for Family Legal Aid
Submission to the Ministry of Justice on the paper: New Fixed Fees Framework for Family Legal Aid Providers
29 Feb 2012
Family Court Review
Submission to the Ministry of Justice on the paper: Reviewing the Family Court: A public consultation paper
23 May 2011
Proposed New Operating Model for District Courts in the Greater Auckland Area
Submission to the Ministry of Justice on the discussion document: Proposed New Operating Model for District Courts in Auckland
20 Oct 2010
Legal Aid Quality Framework - Proposed Entry Criteria and Practice Standards
Submission the Ministry of Justice on the consultation document: Legal Aid Quality Framework - Proposed Entry Criteria and Practice Standards
03 Dec 2013
Analysis of Results of Family Fixed Fee Survey
Analysis of Results of Family Fixed Fee Survey prepared by the Equal Justice Project