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What about LAWYERS?

Old Aug 31st 2002, 10:28 am
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Hi all,
I am a lawyer and I am expecting my visa to NZ shortly. In India I specialize in Taxation matters.
What r the employment avenues available to me?
I have been told that I have to take a test or do a course in order to be eligible.
Is that true?
Help please
Thanks
Dinesh



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Old Sep 1st 2002, 12:01 am
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Almost certainly you will have to do further study or supervised experience to
practise in New Zealand as a lawyer.

As your profession is a regulated one, in Australia you would have had to be accepted
as a lawyer by an Australian professional authority first in order to migrate. I'm
rather surprised NZ appears not to have closed this loophole.

You should contact the Law Society in New Zealand (or whatever the body regulating
lawyers there is called) and find out exactly what you will have to do to become a
lawyer in NZ.

Otherwise you risk being only able to do unskilled work. I'm also surprised you
haven't checked this point much earlier in the process.

Jeremy


    >On Sat, 31 Aug 2002 10:28:34 +0000, dinesh <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Hi all, I am a lawyer and I am expecting my visa to NZ shortly. In India I
    >specialize in Taxation matters. What r the employment avenues available to me? I
    >have been told that I have to take a test or do a course in order to be eligible. Is
    >that true? Help please Thanks Dinesh
    >
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Old Sep 5th 2002, 6:56 am
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Originally posted by Jaj:
Almost certainly you will have to do further study or supervised experience to
practise in New Zealand as a lawyer.

As your profession is a regulated one, in Australia you would have had to be accepted
as a lawyer by an Australian professional authority first in order to migrate. I'm
rather surprised NZ appears not to have closed this loophole.

You should contact the Law Society in New Zealand (or whatever the body regulating
lawyers there is called) and find out exactly what you will have to do to become a
lawyer in NZ.

Otherwise you risk being only able to do unskilled work. I'm also surprised you
haven't checked this point much earlier in the process.

Jeremy


Thanks. Can you/anyone tell me what are the relevant sites.?
dinesh


    >On Sat, 31 Aug 2002 10:28:34 +0000, dinesh <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Hi all, I am a lawyer and I am expecting my visa to NZ shortly. In India I
    >specialize in Taxation matters. What r the employment avenues available to me? I
    >have been told that I have to take a test or do a course in order to be eligible. Is
    >that true? Help please Thanks Dinesh
    >
    >--
    >Posted via http://britishexpats.com
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Old Sep 5th 2002, 7:17 am
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search in google.
www.google.com
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Old Sep 5th 2002, 11:09 am
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Many legal bodies do not have websites.

Try searching on google first, otherwise you'll have to resort to the online phone
book for NZ.

Jeremy


    >On Thu, 05 Sep 2002 06:56:40 +0000, dinesh <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> You should contact the Law Society in New Zealand (or whatever the body regulating
    >> lawyers there is called) and find out exactly what you will have to do to become
    >> a lawyer in NZ.
    >> Otherwise you risk being only able to do unskilled work. I'm also surprised you
    >> haven't checked this point much earlier in the process.
    >> Jeremy
    >> Thanks. Can you/anyone tell me what are the relevant sites.? dinesh
 
Old Sep 5th 2002, 12:59 pm
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An alternative might be to become a tax agent in New Zealand (assuming NZ has tax
agents like Australia). I don't think you need to be a lawyer for this, but you will
need to do some retraining and there's probably a lot of competition in the market.

Jeremy

    >On Thu, 05 Sep 2002 11:09:06 GMT, [email protected] (JAJ) wrote: Many legal bodies
    >do not have websites.
    >Try searching on google first, otherwise you'll have to resort to the online phone
    >book for NZ.
    >Jeremy
    >>On Thu, 05 Sep 2002 06:56:40 +0000, dinesh <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> You should contact the Law Society in New Zealand (or whatever the body
    >>> regulating lawyers there is called) and find out exactly what you will have to
    >>> do to become a lawyer in NZ.
    >>> Otherwise you risk being only able to do unskilled work. I'm also surprised you
    >>> haven't checked this point much earlier in the process.
    >>> Jeremy
    >>> Thanks. Can you/anyone tell me what are the relevant sites.? dinesh
 

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