Lawyers and Conveyances Disciplinary Tribunal (LCDT) COVID-19 protocol at 15 February 2021
1. If COVID-19 restrictions are at Alert Level 3 or Level 4 anywhere in New Zealand, in-person hearings will be adjourned. Where possible, teleconferences will be convened to progress hearings. If this is not possible, matters will be rescheduled to a future date.
2. If COVID-19 restrictions are at Alert Level 2 anywhere in New Zealand, in-person hearings will continue or resume, complying with the arrangements set out by the Chief Justice on 12 August 2020 and 28 August 2020. Hearings may also proceed by teleconference.
3. Parties affected by any change in the Tribunal’s usual operating procedures will be advised and provided with information to ensure that they understand how their matter will be handled by the Tribunal.
4. This protocol applies until revoked or modified by the Tribunal.
Judge Dale Clarkson Chairperson, NZLCDT
Please note: At COVID-19 Alert Level 1, all LCDT Hearings will be held in person as usual.
The Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal hears and determines disciplinary charges against members of the legal and conveyancing professions.
These charges are referred to the tribunal by a standards committee of the New Zealand Law Society or New Zealand Society of Conveyancers, or the Legal Complaints Review Officer.
The tribunal also receives applications regarding suspension, striking off, revocation of orders and restoration of practitioners to the roll or register.