OpenLaw NZ is a new, free legal research platform for New Zealand.







Our Mission

OpenLaw NZ is an open-source platform that any country can copy and use for the betterment of their citizens.

Improve access to justice and education for all New Zealanders

Spur innovation with a freely available relational database

Fund future development by providing services using the OpenLaw NZ platform


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OpenLaw NZ Receives Law Foundation Grant

The New Zealand Law Foundation has funded a joint project between OpenLaw NZ and researchers Tom Barraclough, Curtis Barnes and Warren Forster to apply automated technologies and analytics to case law to enhance access to justice.

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OpenLaw NZ launches new website

Welcome to our new website. We're really excited to release an improved web and mobile experience. We have also imported another 14,000 cases, and improved our data parsing technology.

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OpenLaw NZ volunteers

Amazing response to call for volunteers

In July 2019, OpenLaw NZ put out a call for volunteers who would be interested in helping contribute to the platform. We sought front end web developers, people experienced with data parsing and machine learning, devops and infrastructure, design and law students or lawyers. The response was fantastic and we now have a team of 20 volunteers.

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