The Family Law section of the NZ Law Society has been lobbying its members to oppose changes proposed by Judith Collins in her Family Court Proceedings Bill.
oBviously, from the recent Bulletin just sent to members there isn’t much opposition because only one person has signed up to attend a workshop on how to prepare stock submissions all saying the same thing against the bill:
Family Law Section Bulletin, 29 January 2013
Wellington FLS regional representative, Rachael Dewar, had organised a meeting for FLS members in the wider Wellington region to meet to discuss and co-ordinate preparing individual submissions on this important Bill. The meeting was to be held on Wednesday 30 January at 1-2pm at the Law Society Building, Level 8, 26 Waring Taylor Street.
The meeting has been cancelled as we only have received one rsvp.
We do hope this does not mean that individual lawyers will not be preparing their own submissions on the Family Court Proceedings Bill. Submissions are due to the Justice and Electoral select committee by 13 February.
Looks like once again Judith Collins has got the balance just right in her proposed legislation.