Under the Financial Assurance Scheme all practices operating a trust account must appoint a qualified Trust Account Supervisor. The Trust Account Supervisor must be a lawyer and may be a partner or director in a law firm, or a sole practitioner.To become a Trust Account Supervisor, a lawyer must pass the NZLS Trust Account Supervisor assessments (Regulation 19, Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Trust Account) Regulations 2008).
If you have previously completed the TAS course, you may wish to refer to Regulation 19(3) Lawyers and Conveyancers (Trust Account) regulations 2008 to assess whether you are eligible to complete only a ‘refresher’ course. For further information about refresher requirements please email [email protected]
The training programme consists of self-study learning materials that are designed to help you prepare for assessment.It is recommended that you spend at least 40 to 50 hours completing the self-study learning material and preparing for the assessment day. The learning materials include background information, examples and practice exercises with answers. About a month before the assessment day you will be sent mock examinations and model answers.
You will also need to examine a trust account in operation and write a report outlining your observations, which MUST be submitted by email five working days before the assessment day in order pass the course.
Candidates will be able to:
Your course materials comprise a manual and a workbook folder of practical exercises to help you prepare for the assessment day. 2021 materials will be dispatched in February.
The assessment comprises four elements:
In the event that you fail any part of the assessment, you will be required to resit the elements that you failed. This may take place in your home town.
|Auckland 1||15 April|
|Auckland 2||19 October|
|Trust Account Supervisor Training Programme (includes course materials and catering)||$560|
|Recount or re-mark of assessment||$80|
|Resit of all or part of the two written assessments||$120|
|Resubmission of the observation report||$120|
|Transfer to a later assessment day - additional fee payable
This calendar year only
16+ working days' notice - $175
5-15 working days' notice - $305
0-4 working days - $560
Note: Registrants can claim 7.5 CPD hours on receipt of their returned observation report and participation on the assessment day.
16+ working days' notice - $305 refund
5-15 working days' notice - $175 refund
0-5 working days - No refund
Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registration is limited to lawyers. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 20 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session.
|Course materials (for those who do not need to complete the assessment)
Registrants can claim 7.5 CPD hours on receipt of their returned observation report and participation on the assessment day.
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