Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley provides a range of services, from drop-in clinics to the Student Rights phoneline, Restorative Justice services to community advocacy training.
Please note, we can’t help with some issues:
- We don’t give advice to landlords, employers, businesses or people in dispute with community groups
- We can’t prepare or witness wills, powers of attorney, or relationship property agreements
- We don’t give advice about land and property transactions or administration of estates
If we can’t advise you, we can still give you pamphlets of legal information, and point you in the direction of other services.
We prioritise clients base on legal urgency.
Refugee and Immigration Legal Advice Service (RILAS)
Pou Whirinaki – Services to Māori
Advice Sessions for Women
Rights Education Project
The Student Rights Service
Free Legal Advice at Our Offices
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Free Legal Advice in Your Neighbourhood
Wellington and Lower Hutt Housing Advice & Advocacy Services
There are specialist housing advice and advocacy services for people living in Te Awa Kairangi / Lower Hutt and Te Whanganui-a-Tara/ Wellington. In Te Awa Kairangi, you can drop-in and speak to a lawyer on Thursdays between 12-2pm. In Te Whanganui-a-Tara, you can drop-in and speak to a lawyer on Mondays between 5.30pm and 7pm.
On Mondays in our Wellington office, and Thursdays in our Lower Hutt office, you can drop-in to meet with a lawyer one-on-one about your tenancy issues. Some of the issues that Community Law may be able to help you with include: Evictions Rent increases Tenancy damage/repairs, applications to the Tenancy Tribunal Disputes with landlords and