Legal Education


Community Organisation Legal Education – 26 September to 31 October 2023

Our 2023 legal education series for Community Organisations runs from 3 October to 7 November 2023. Each topic will be delivered by a legal expert tailored to the needs of your organisation. All workshops will be held at our Community Law Wellington office – Level 2, 15 Dixon Street, Wellington. 


Health & Safety in the workplace – 11am to 12pm, 26 September 

What are the key health & safety obligations for your community group? Who is liable if something goes wrong? What if there are multiple organisations involved? Come brush up on your health & safety knowledge and learn the key steps to manage ongoing risk.

Presented by solicitor Dan Smith from Denton Kensington Swan.

Reregistering your Incorporated Society – 10.30am to 12pm, 3 October  

Starting 5 October 2023, incorporated societies will have 2.5 years to apply to reregister under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022. This training will provide a practical overview of the process of applying for reregistration and the new requirements to comply with. Topics covered include how you will need to update the constitution, key timeframes, new reporting obligations, and other changes to what your society can or cannot do.

Aishwarya (Aish) Bagchi is a Senior Solicitor – Rōia Mātāmua at Luke Cunningham Clere. She specialises in litigation and public law and has provided compliance advice to several incorporated societies. Aish is also a tutor and guest lecturer in law at the University of Canterbury. She completed a doctoral degree in public law from the University in 2019.

Employment Law 101 – 10.30am to 12pm, 10 October

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!

Presented by employment expert and Senior Solicitor Nick Logan from Quigg Partners.

Protecting the Privacy of your People – 10.30am to 12pm, 17 October

How can you protect the privacy of your clients and staff? What happens if you do breach their privacy? Come and learn about the privacy principles in the Privacy Act 2020 and how they apply in practice.

Presented by solicitor Alice Wood, Privacy Manager & Legal Counsel at Kiwibank.

Te Waka Hourua / co-governance – 11am to 12.30pm, 24 October

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 how we got here, and how it plays out in practice.

Presented by our co-general managers, Stacey O’Neill (Ngā Puhi) and Kate Scarlet.

Restorative Workplace  Practices – 10.30am to 12pm, 31 October 

A practical workshop for developing skills in facilitating restorative practices within community organisations, with a focus on situations where it is clear who has caused harm or offence and who has been affected by that harm.

Nō Ingarangi nō Koterangi ngā tūpuna, kei Paraparaumu e noho ana. Ko Bronwyn taku ingoa. Bronwyn is a restorative justice facilitator for Wellington Community Law Centre, mostly supporting families affected by domestic violence. She has over a decade’s experience in NGO work and social movements. She is also a supervisor and professional development educator.


  • Location – Level 2, 15 Dixon Street, Wellington
  • Koha entry, morning tea included.
  • Accessibility: 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.

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Community Law Education

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.

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Education Enquiries

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