Education Calendar

Community Advocacy Training

Aroha mai, our Community Advocacy Training Series for 2017 is now fully booked!

Because it’s been popular, we may consider offering the same series of workshops again this year, so please email us if you would like to be notified if we run more.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for the Community Advocacy Training on Consumer and Debt (description below), please email Rosie at

This year Community Law is offering a series of five half-day workshops on essential kaupapa for community workers, arming you with the knowledge to advocate for your clients effectively. The series is designed to blend the legal basics with their practical application, while offering the expertise of guest speakers working in the sector.

* Series of 5 half day workshops
* Fridays 9.30am-1.30pm
* Covers essential kaupapa for community workers and our clients
* $40 per workshop, or $150 for all five* (let us know if this is out of reach for you)

Register for the full series here or individual workshops below. Check out the flyer for more information here.

Friday 21st July: Housing NZ and Work and Income

A brief overview of Housing New Zealand and Work and Income processes, what to do when things go wrong, and tips and tricks to get the best outcome for your clients. Our guest speaker will bring the perspective of an experienced advocate, while the workshop section offers an opportunity for hands-on practice with benefit and housing problems. Register here.

Friday 22nd September: Domestic Violence

Supporting your clients through domestic violence can be difficult terrain. Increase your understanding of the legal and social pathways available with a legal session on protection orders, police safety orders, and what rights you and your clients have to keep your files confidential. We will also touch on understanding how you can adapt your service to meet the needs of people who are suffering the effects of trauma. Register here.

Friday 17th November: Oranga Tamariki/Ministry for Vulnerable Children

Feeling in the dark about care and protection? Want to understand the new framework? This workshop is designed to bring you up to speed with the changes afoot, offering a broad overview of care and protection issues with a focus on the rights of whānau. Register here.

To register for the full series see here.