New Zealand Law Society - About our Publications

About our Publications


This is the Law Society’s flagship publication – its official magazine, published quarterly.

It is both the voice of the Law Society, and the voice of the profession in New Zealand, and it’s widely read.

A digital copy of LawTalk is sent to every New Zealand-based lawyer and others involved in the legal services industry, including members of the judiciary. The mailing list is around 16,000 and approximately 6,000 printed copies are also distributed.

Articles published in LawTalk are relevant to the legal profession.  They discuss changes in the law, provide information to encourage excellence in the profession and promote initiatives of the Law Society.  They are attuned to the legal profession and relevant.  

If you are automatically receiving LawTalk in the post and would prefer to read the digital version only, you can cancel your hardcopy of LawTalk by emailing

To advertise in LawTalk please fill out the General advertising booking form.

To find out more about our LawTalk advertising options, download the Advertising kit.


LawPoints is a weekly email roundup of news and information designed for updating the legal profession in New Zealand regularly.  It includes legal news, law reform, case law, general news and professional development.

LawPoints is emailed every Thursday afternoon to approximately 16,000 lawyers on the New Zealand Law Society registry database.

LawPoints also contains advertisements for wills and jobs, as well as recent appointments (the last placed as advertising but free).

To advertise a Will noticeLegal job or to make an On the move announcement, please complete the relevant form below.

The Property Lawyer

The Property Lawyer directly targets lawyers practising areas related to property.

The Property Lawyer is the quarterly magazine of the nationwide Property Law Section of the Law Society, and its main publication.  This ‘Section’ is a group of 1,600 specialist property law practitioners.  One hundred members of this specialist group are designated ‘Accredited Specialists’ – denoting their seniority and experience.

Each quarterly issue contains regular features, guest articles and opinion pieces which are targeted and technical in content, designed to discuss legal or regulatory changes and give practical advice.

It is created by experts to communicate with experts. 

To advertise in The Property Lawyer please fill out the General advertising booking form.

The Family Advocate

The Family Advocate directly targets those who practise family law. 

It is the quarterly magazine of the Family Law Section of the Law Society. This ‘Section’ is a specialised group of 1,100+ lawyers who are specialised in practising all aspects of family law in New Zealand.

Each quarterly issue of The Family Advocate informs Section members on developments in the law relating to family law, promotes debate on family law issues and offers educative and provocative views on the practice of family law in New Zealand.

To advertise in The Family Advocate please fill out the General advertising booking form.

Branch Newsletters

The Law Society has 13 branches throughout the country, representing the legal profession nationwide.

Each branch has an email newsletter sent either weekly, monthly, or as needed. The purpose of the publication is to provide local updates, news, events and other commentary relevant to the province and the branch.

To advertise in a Branch Newsletter please fill out the General advertising booking form.

Law Awareness Brochures

The Law Society is home to a wide range of useful pamphlets which support areas of law by providing information, and educating the public.

All brochures advise that while the information is, to the best of the Law Society’s knowledge, true and accurate at a particular print date, the Law Society assumes no liability for any losses suffered by anyone relying directly or indirectly on information in the pamphlet.

Titles in the series

  • Buying or Selling a Property;
  • Disputes Between Your Neighbours;
  • Dividing Up Relationship Property;
  • Making a Will and Estate Administration;
  • Powers of Attorney;
  • The Family Trust;
  • What Happens to Your Children When You Part;
  • When Your Relationship Ends.

Lawyers Complaint Service brochures

Purchase prices

  • 10–49: $1.00 each ex GST ($1.15 incl GST).
  • 50+: 80c each ex GST (92c incl GST).

Minimum order of 10 applies. Postage and handling is included.


Community Law Centres and Citizens Advice Bureaux receive a discount of 20% on these prices.


Invoice will be sent on receipt of order.


Orders can take up to two weeks to process.

How to order

Please complete the Brochure Order Form.

Online availability

Online versions of Law Awareness titles are available. 

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