Pro Bono Support

Our legal advice sessions are attended by a range of volunteer lawyers, including sole practitioners, law firm partners and their staff. These lawyers make themselves available to assist Community Law in a variety of ways on an on-going and committed basis. The following information provides an outline of those firms with whom we have a current working relationship:

Bell Gully has a secondment set up with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley on a bi-monthly basis and accepts referrals for pro-bono case work. In addition, Bell Gully provides legal opinions to Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley, and gives Community Law access to its in-house training programmes.

Buddle Findlay provides lawyers on a fortnightly basis for a session in the Hutt Valley office.

Chapman Tripp accepts pro-bono referrals from Community Law.

DLA Piper provides lawyers on a fortnightly basis for a session in the Hutt Valley office and provides legal opinions to Community Law. They have recently provided additional support by taking on referrals from our Refugee and Immigration team to provide pro-bono assistance in the Refugee Family Reunification process to refugee families.

John Miller Law provides lawyers to the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley prison roster.

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts provides lawyers for our outreach clinic in Newlands and accepts pro-bono referrals.

Russell McVeagh accepts referrals from Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley on a pro-bono basis, and provides volunteer lawyers for one weekly lunchtime session.

Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts provides lawyers to participate in the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley prison roster, the weekly outreach clinics in southern suburbs of Wellington, and for one weekly session in the Hutt Valley office.

If you or your firm are looking to have a more involved role with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley, please get in touch with Alex on alex@wclc.org.nz.