This Member’s bill amends the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 to allow a lawyer who is an employee to do free legal work other than for the lawyer’s employer on conditions set by the New Zealand Law Society.
Defeated at second reading on 15 February 2022
Defeated by a majority of 30 votes (45 ayes, 75 noes, 0 abstentions)
|Bill type||Member's bill|
|Introduced||28 July 2020|
|First reading||24 March 2021|
|Select Committee||Justice Committee|
|Public submissions due||7 May 2021|
|Select Committee report back||14 December 2021|
|Defeated||15 February 2022|
|Defeated at reading||2|
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