Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Admission) Rules 2008

6 If certificate of completion or certificate of character not included in application

(1)

If a candidate’s application does not include a certificate of completion, the candidate must serve a copy of the whole application on the NZCLE within 2 days of filing it in the High Court.

(2)

If the NZCLE receives a copy of an application under subclause (1),—

(a)

the NZCLE must, within 21 days of that receipt, serve on the candidate a notice of opposition that sets out the grounds on which the application for admission is opposed, along with any affidavits in support of the notice; and

(b)

the candidate’s application must be determined at a hearing, and the NZCLE must be represented at that hearing.

(3)

If a candidate’s application does not include a certificate of character, the candidate must serve a copy of the whole application on the Law Society within 2 days of filing it in the High Court.

(4)

If the Law Society receives a copy of an application under subclause (3),—

(a)

the Law Society must, within 21 days of that receipt, serve on the candidate a notice of opposition that sets out the grounds on which the application for admission is opposed, along with any affidavits in support of the notice; and

(b)

the candidate’s application must be determined at a hearing, and the Law Society must be represented at that hearing.