Legal Education

Legal Education for Community Groups


Te Waka Hourua / co-governance

12 to 1.30pm, 29 November – Level 2, 15 Dixon Street, Wellington

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.

$20 per person per session or $15 per session if you attend all or have a group of 5+, catered lunch included.

Accessibility: The training will be held at the Community Law office, located at Level 2, 15 Dixon Street. The entrance to the building is paved and on one level. You can get to level 2 via the lift. Bathrooms, including accessible bathrooms, are located on the floor where the training is being held. There is one accessible car park on Dixon Street outside Hobby House. Child-friendly.

Limited spots – sign up here


Community Advocacy Training (CATs) 

These have finished for 2022. Visit this page in 2023 to see updates!

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.