The prestigious title of Queen's Counsel looks set to be restored.
It's part of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Bill which passed its second reading in Parliament last night.
The title stopped being used in 2008 when the alternative title of Senior Counsel was introduced.
Monarchy New Zealand vice-chairman Paul Foster-Bell says while the title might not mean a lot to people on the street, it's important within the legal community.
"It's a mark of having achieved seniority in the legal profession. And for people who are interacting with the justice sector, it carries great mana."