This section has resources for duty lawyers. It includes information about the operation of the duty lawyer service and the responsibilities of duty lawyers.
The duty lawyer roster is managed either by:
Having an approval as a duty lawyer does not guarantee a place on the duty lawyer roster. To view the selection criteria, you can download the section criteria.
Lawyers seeking admission to a court with no PDS presence must apply to the Manukau legal aid office.
Call: 0800 4 DUTY LAWYER
Lawyers seeking admission to a court with the PDS must register their interest with the ICLS. The ICLS will provide information on the current roster vacancy situation. Ongoing admissions to rosters at courts with a PDS are controlled by the roster admission policy [PDF, 667 KB]
The duty lawyer operational policy outlines:
The deputy register or duty lawyer supervisor will certify that the tax invoice - attendance form is correct before it’s emailed to the legal aid office. This form is in the above Operational policy document.
The court-specific duty lawyer instructions for courts with PDS are listed below:
Alternative duty lawyer arrangements have been put in place to service the AODT courts.
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