Specialist Legal Advice

Specialist Session Wellington Office Te Awa Kairangi Office
Advice for Women Monday 12.30-1.30pm Friday 12-1pm
Refugee and Immigration Tuesday 5.30-7pm Wednesday 12-2pm
Family Wednesday 12-2pm Monday 10-12pm
Employment Wednesday 5.30-7pm Tuesday 5-7pm
Kaupapa Māori Thursday 5.30-7pm,
and outreach
Student Rights Service (Nationwide)
and Suspension Support Wellington
24 hours
0800 499 488
24 hours
0800 499 488
Advice for prisoners We serve Rimutaka Prison
Call 0800 524 529

Check out our opening hours over the holiday period here.


Specialist Sessions explained:

advice for women

You can get legal advice from a woman lawyer, in a safe environment.

Refugee and Immigration Legal Advice Service

Telephone interpreters are available. We specialise in assisting refugees with family reunification; refugee family support category applications; and family applications. We do take on clients but we have a long waiting list and strict eligibility criteria apply.

Family advice

You can get advice from a practising family lawyer.

employment advice

You can get advice from a practising employment lawyer.

Kaupapa Māori Free Legal Help

You can access Kaupapa Māori Free Legal Advice: free legal help that is whānau-friendly, with Māori lawyers, Kaitūao Māori (Māori law student volunteers) and passionate non-Māori kaimahi. Our Services to Māori team also do several outreach legal advice sessions, in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua. See here for more information.

Student Rights Service: 0800 499 488

Student Rights Service (formerly the Parents Legal Information Line) is a national, free phone service for parents and students wanting information and assistance on issues for children and young people at school. SRS offers parents, caregivers and students, information and assistance on a wide range of issues involving children, young people and the school system. Find out more here.

Suspension Support Wellington

The Suspension Support Team provides support for young people and families going through disciplinary meetings with Boards of Trustees. The suspension support team can help you with stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions. Find out more here.

Advice for Community Groups

We can assist local community groups (non-profits and NGOs) with legal issues. These mainly relate to governance, employment, charitable status and lease issues. Come into one of our free legal drop-in sessions, call us on (04) 499 2928 or email: info@wclc.org.nz