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Designing Bullying/Harassment Policies for Law Firms

Designing Bullying/Harassment Policies for Law Firms
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The Rules for Conduct and Client Care have been amended and now require all lawyers practising on their own account to have effective policies and systems to prevent and protect against bullying and harassment and other categories of objectionable behaviour.

This presentation, aimed at sole practitioners and small- to medium-sized law firms, will help ensure that you are able to create bullying and harassment policies that meet the requirements under rule 11.2 of the (amended) Rules for Conduct and Client Care.

The seminar will cover the importance of having effective health, safety, and wellbeing systems and robust policies in place, and will provide you with guidance for creating policies and practice that are tailored for your circumstances.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will:

  • Have a better understanding of the requirements under rule 11.2 of the (amended) Rules for Conduct and Client Care.
  • Be able to create suitable policies to meet the requirements.

Who should attend

All lawyers, especially sole practitioners and practitioners in small- to medium-sized law firms.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


Live Web Stream


  • Live Web Stream - Wednesday 10 November 2021, 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registrations close strictly at 9.30am Wednesday 10 November - We are unable to accept late registrations for this live web stream.

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Live Web Stream 10 November


Paul Collins - 83px by 96px Paul Collins
Barrister, Shortland Chambers, Auckland

Paul has wide experience in areas of professional discipline and regulation in the legal profession. He has prosecuted numerous cases in the Disciplinary Tribunal and has appeared in the Senior Courts in cases involving discipline and regulation in the legal profession. Paul was a convenor of the National Standards Committee until his nine-year tenure expired and he continues to be involved in litigation and advisory work in relation to complaints and discipline. He is a contributing author to Professional Responsibility in New Zealand (LexisNexis) and was consulting editor for The Laws of New Zealand: Lawyers and Conveyancers.

Dr John Fitzgerald - 83px by 96px Dr John Fitzgerald
Lead - Mentally Healthy Work, WorkSafe NZ

Dr Fitzgerald leads the team at WorkSafe NZ focused on Mentally Healthy Work. He is a New Zealand Registered Psychologist within the Clinical Scope of Practice, who has worked in adult mental health; alcohol/drug services; and child & family psychological health. John has particular research interests in suicide prevention and non-suicidal self-injury, and professional ethics and practice. Prior to joining WorkSafe NZ, he was a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Massey University (Wellington). John is a Fellow and Immediate Past-President of the New Zealand Psychological Society, a member of the Society’s Institute of Clinical Psychology and of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, and a member of the Psychology Panel of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

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New Zealand