Kaitūao Kaiāwhina – Assisting Volunteers

Kaitūao Kaiāwhina – Assisting Volunteers

Kaiāwhina are volunteers without practising certificates. Kaiāwhina participate in the client interviews with the Rōia, take notes, do legal research, assist with managing the reception area and generally make everyone’s life easier.

Many Kaiāwhina are law students at the Victoria University Law School. CLWHV provides a place where students can learn and develop their legal skills and an opportunity for people to give back to their community.

Another portion of our Kaiāwhina are law graduates who are not working in a job that requires a practising certificate but want to stay involved in the legal world through volunteering.

To volunteer for any of our free legal advice services you need to have completed all of your compulsory 200 level papers (or equivalent at another law school in New Zealand or overseas):

  • LAWS 211 The Law of Contract
  • LAWS 212 The Law of Torts
  • LAWS 213 Public Law
  • LAWS 214 Criminal Law

If you would like to volunteer as a Kaiāwhina please read the position description and then complete this form. Any unanswered questions about volunteering can be directed to volunteer@wclc.org.nz or give us a call on 04 460 4462