Our law centres

ABOUT US

We have offices in Wellington City and in Lower Hutt. We offer general free legal help sessions and we have specialist lawyers available at set times.

We provide outreach legal help throughout Wellington and Te Awa Kairangi (the Hutt Valley). Our Kaupapa Māori team operates across the rohe, including Porirua. We also serve the Chatham Islands, through phone and Skype legal clinics.

We also provide specialist legal help to non-profit groups.

OPENING HOURS

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Wellington Office

Monday to Thursday
5.30 – 7pm

Wednesday and Friday
12 – 2pm

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Hutt Valley Office

Monday
10am – 12pm

Tuesday
5 – 7pm

Wednesday
12 – 2pm

Thursday
12 – 2pm

HELP IN YOUR SUBURB

Wellington

Kilbirnie
Kilbirnie Community Centre

56 Bay Road
Kilbirnie

4th Wednesday of every month
11am – 12pm

Newlands
Newlands Community Centre

9 Batchelor Street
Newlands

1st Wednesday of every month
11am – 12pm

Newtown
Newtown Community Centre

Corner Rintoul and Colombo Streets
Newtown

1st Wednesday of every month
11am – 12pm

Newtown
Salvation Army Hope Centre

22–26 Riddiford Street
Newtown

3rd Monday of every month
11am – 1pm

Strathmore
Strathmore Park Community Base

108 Strathmore Avenue
Strathmore

2nd Wednesday of every month
10 – 11am

Berhampore Community Centre

2nd Tuesday of every month (starting 12 April)
10am – 12am

Call or text 021 389 823 to make an appointment

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley)

Naenae
Naenae Library

Hillary Court
Naenae

Every Tuesday
2 – 3pm

Seaview
Kōkiri Marae

7–9 Barnes Street
Seaview
Lower Hutt

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
11am – 1pm

By appointment

Upper Hutt
Upper Hutt City Library

844 Fergusson Drive
Upper Hutt

Every Monday
2 – 3pm

Wainuiomata
Wainuiomata Community Centre

Queen Street
Wainuiomata

Every Wednesday
11am – 1pm

Porirua

Cannon's Creek
Porirua Whānau Centre

16 Bedford Court
Cannon's Creek
Porirua

2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
11am - 1pm

By appointment Email: enquiry@poriruawhanau.org.nz

Rēkohu Chatham Islands

Rēkohu Chatham Islands
Chatham Island Council

Via Skype with a lawyer for free
or call us collect on 101 and follow the voice prompts

First Friday of every month
12 – 2pm (Chatham’s Time)

Email: darien@wclc.org.nz Phone: (04) 460 4488 Or Phone: Chatham Islands Council on 033 Skype: Communitylaw84

SPECIALIST LEGAL ADVICE

Wellington

Advice for Women

Wellington Centre

Monday
12.30 – 1.30pm

Advice for community groups

Wellington Office


By appointment

Employment

Wellington Office

Wednesday
5.30 – 7pm

Family

Wellington Office

Wednesday
12 – 2pm

Kaupapa Māori

Porirua Whānau Centre
16 Bedford Court
Cannon's Creek
Porirua

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
9.30am – 12pm

By appointment only Email: enquiry@poriruawhanau.org.nz Phone: (04) 237 7749 TXT: 027 9548 336

Kaupapa Māori

Wellington Office

Thursday
5.30 – 7pm

Also outreach

Refugee and Immigration

Wellington Office

Tuesday
5.30 – 7pm

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley)

Advice for Women

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Friday
12 – 1pm

Advice for community groups

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre


By appointment

Advice for prisoners


We serve Rimutaka Prison

Employment

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Tuesday
5 – 7pm

Family

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Monday
10am – 12pm

Kaupapa Māori

Kōkiri Marae
7–9 Barnes Street
Seaview
Lower Hutt

1st and 3rd Monday of every month
9am – 12pm

By appointment Email: carol@kokiri-hauora.org.nz Phone: (04) 939 4630 TXT: 027 9548 336

Kaupapa Māori

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre


Outreach

Refugee and Immigration

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Wednesday
12 – 2pm

ADVICE LINES

Free phone advice for Rimutaka prisoners

0800 LAG LAW (0800 524 529)

Business hours

This free phone advice service is for prisoners of Rimutaka and their family members.

This phone number is generally answered by a staff member but if you get an answering machine, please leave a clear message with your name, unit number, and suggestions of good times to call you.

We can help prisoners sort out the legal issues you've left outside the gate. For example, we can give family law advice, or we can help with your tenancy or debt dispute.

Family members of Rimutaka prisoners can also call this number if they need help understanding prison law and the options their son or partner in prison has.

Student Rights Service (SRS)

Free phone: 0800 499 488

24 hours

Student Rights Service (formerly the Parents Legal Information Line) is a national, free phone service for parents and students wanting information and assistance on issues for children and young people at school. SRS offers parents, caregivers and students, information and assistance on a wide range of issues involving children, young people and the school system:

Rights to education
Enrolments/zoning
Fees
School rules/discipline
Uniforms
Truancy
Bullying
Students with disabilities
Criminal matters at school
Stand downs/Suspensions/Exclusions/Expulsions
Privacy
Making a complaint

Ring 0800 499 488 and leave a message on the answering machine. A volunteer will call you back to discuss problems at school and:

Give legal information about student’s and parent’s rights and obligations
Explore ways of resolving disputes
Assist by contacting the school on behalf of parents or students
Connect students and parents with their local advocacy services

EDUCATION

We provide legal education on a wide range of topics and we run sessions from our offices and from other venues in the community. Search our education calendar here to find a public education session that interests you.

We also organise 'private' education (not open to the public) for rōpū Māori, community groups, schools, alternative education providers and others. If your group is interested in getting educated, contact us directly.

CONTACT US

Wellington
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Southmark House
Level 8, 203 Willis Street,
Wellington

P(04) 499 2928
Einfo@wclc.org.nz
Wwww.wclc.org.nz
Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley)
A

Level 2, 59 Queens Drive,
Lower Hutt

P(04) 499 2928
Einfo@wclc.org.nz
Wwww.wclc.org.nz
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