Resources for Solicitors & Barristers

Cook Islands Courthouse


The legal profession is governed by the Law Practitioner's Act 1993-94 as amended. An application for admission to practice law in the Cook Islands must be made to the Chief Justice of the Cook Islands, and is considered by the Cook Islands Law Society, in accordance with the governing legislation. The legislation includes the following:

Compliance and Operational Risk Manual For Lawyers:

The Cook Islands has legislation that gives rise to AML/KYC and financial reporting obligations for lawyers. The following manual was prepared to assist lawyers to understand compliance and operational risk with practicing law in the Cook Islands:

2018 Lecture Series:

In 2018 the Cook Islands Law Society held a series of lectures for its members on various topics relating to the practice of law in the Cook Islands. A few of those lecture papers are being made available here:

Other Resources: