Legal Education


Community Advocacy Training (CATs) – April/May 2023

Nau mai haere mai to our Community Advocacy Training, held at the Walter Nash Centre, Lower Hutt. Workshop topics and session times below:


Tenancy Law

Wednesday 26th April 2023, 10am-12noon

Do you want to support clients with raising repair issues with a landlord, ending a tenancy early, or seeking compensation for breaches of tenancy law? Come grow your knowledge of tenants’ rights under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986, and learn more about succeeding at the Tribunal as an advocate. By Rōia Kaihautū/Senior Lawyer Oscar Upperton, Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley.

Māori Land

Wednesday 3rd May 2023, 10am- 12noon

Whenua Māori – He taonga tukuiho

Come and grow your general knowledge about Māori Land Law. This is an opportunity to learn more about the history and the future of this taonga and how it is being preserved for our future generations to come, by Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley Pou Whirinaki Kaihautu- Makoare Hoterene

EPOA, Wills & Estates

Thursday 11 May 2023, 10am – 12noon

Want to learn more about Enduring powers of attorney, wills and estates? Come along and gain more knowledge about decision making, differences, legal requirements, relevant legislation and more…Presented by Collins and May Law Director – Amy Haste

Legal rights Oranga Tamariki & Care of children

Monday 15th May 2023, 10am – 12noon

Get a handle on legal pathways through the Oranga Tamariki system policies and rights. Gain more knowledge with the law, support systems and treatment presented by Reid’s Family Lawyer- Laura Barry

WINZ Benefits

Tuesday 30th May 2023, 10am-12noon

Come and grow your understanding of our welfare system – this training will cover an overview of W&I benefits, hot tips for accessing support, and the ideology that sits behind. We will look at the difference between the legislation, policy and practice, and how to challenge W&I decisions. Presented by Olive Grant, ex Senior Advisor Operational Policy at the Ministry of Social Development, now Community Law’s Kaiārahi Project Coordinator.

Immigration Law

Tuesday 6th June 2023, 10am-12noon

An introduction to New Zealand’s immigration policy and law – come along to get some information about how to navigate this complex area, including understanding immigration options for migrants on temporary visa’s experiencing family violence by Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley RILAS team.

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 Organisation Legal Education – September/October 2023

Our next round community org education workshops will run in September and October. If there are specific topics you would like covered email

Otherwise watch this space for more info.


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.