Legal Education

Community Organisation Legal Education – March/April 2023


Nau mai haere mai to our Hutt Valley Legal Education series for community groups, held at the Walter Nash Centre, Lower Hutt. Workshop topics and session times below:

Requirements of being a charitable entity – 10.30 to 12pm, 28 March

Need help meeting the governance and administrative requirements for your community group? Deciding which type of charitable entity suits you best? How the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 affects you? Come learn from charities expert Francesca Ephraim – regional advisor Charities Services.

Employment Law 101 – 1.30 to 3pm, 4 April 

How do you manage poor performance as an employer? What are your rights an employee? What are the key aspects of an employer/employee relationship from signing the employment agreement through to terminating the employment. Bring all your questions and learn from two expert employment lawyers – Nick Logan and Stephanie Hawkins from Quigg Partners.

Volunteers and the Law – 10.30 to 12pm, 13 April

Ever wondered what the law is for volunteers in your workplace? What are your rights as volunteers? Community Law WHV has a volunteer force of 300 strong. Learn from our very own Volunteer Coordinator Ben Drury.

Te Waka Hourua / co-governance – 10.30 to 12pm, 18 April 

Community Law WHV operates under a Te Waka Hourua model; using two hulls (tangata whenua and tangata tiriti) to guide our organisation and honour Te Tiriti. We follow the teachings of Moana Jackson and the report Matike Mai. Come and learn from our kaimahi how we got here and how it plays out in practice.

All the above workshops are:

  • Wheelchair accessible (with accessible bathrooms and two accessible parks) and child friendly.
  • Include morning tea.
  • Koha entry.

Any questions email



Community Advocacy Training (CATs) – April/May 2023

Our next round of CATs will be held in April/May 2023. More information coming soon.

Community Law holds regular workshops on essential kaupapa for community workers, arming you with the legal knowledge you need to advocate for your clients effectively. These workshops blend the legal basics with their practical application, offering the expertise of guest speakers working in the sector.

There is typically a cost of $20-$40 per person, if this cost is a barrier for your organisation please get in touch to discuss. If you have any questions, email Te Irirangi at


We offer a range of workshops and training for individuals and organisations. Some of the legal education services we offer include:

  • Tailored workshops: We can tailor workshops to your community group; on Māori land, domestic violence, employment law, and many other legal topics.
  • Education in Te Reo Māori: Our Pou Whirinaki team can deliver education in te reo Māori at your local marae, kura kaupapa, alternative education centre, or other wāhi Māori. Pou Whirinaki can also deliver in English if that best meets your needs.
  • Governance and Te Tiriti o Waitangi: We run education targeted at governance and managers of community groups, such as training in Te Tīriti o Waitangi, and understanding charity law.
  • In your suburb: We regularly arrange talks at local outreach clinic locations. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see if there are any upcoming talks in your area.
  • Legal education for young people: here at CLWHV we have developed the REP (Rights Education Project) in collaboration with rangatahi. This can be delivered to your youth group, school, hall of residence, etc by our trained educators for absolutely free.


Education Enquiries

Contact us if you have an enquiry about our education services, for individuals or for organisations.