Our law centres

ABOUT US

UPDATE: Covid 19 – Temporary changes to our services

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley are providing legal advice by phone and email to people in Wellington and Hutt Valley.

If you need to speak with a lawyer about a general legal issue, please either:

If you need to speak with an lawyer about an immigration legal issue, please either:

One of our staff will then get in touch with you as soon as possible by telephone.

Mauri ora e te whānau,

Ngā kaimahi o Te Whare Ture Hapori (CLWHV staff)

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For General Legal Advice

Fill out our general legal advice form

OR leave detail phone message at
04 499 2928

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For Immigration Advice

Fill out our immigration advice form

OR Leave a detailed message at
04 460 4461

HELP IN YOUR SUBURB

Wellington

Kilbirnie
Kilbirnie Community Centre

56 Bay Road
Kilbirnie

2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
11am – 12pm

Newlands
Newlands Community Centre

9 Batchelor Street
Newlands

1st and 3rd 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 Newtown

4 Normanby St
Newtown

3rd Monday of every month
11am – 12pm

Berhampore
Centennial Community Centre

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
10am – 12am

Call or text 021 389 823 to make an appointment

Strathmore
Strathmore Park Community Base

108 Strathmore Avenue
Strathmore

2nd Monday of every month
10 – 11am

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley)

Naenae
Naenae Library

Hillary Court
Naenae

Every Tuesday
2 – 3pm

Upper Hutt
Library

844 Fergusson Dr,
Upper Hutt 5018

Every Monday
2 – 3pm

Wainuiomata
Wainuiomata Community Centre

Queen Street
Wainuiomata

Every Wednesday
11am – 12pm

Rēkohu Chatham Islands

Rēkohu Chatham Islands
Chatham Island Council

Call our main line or email info@wclc.org.nz to make an appointment to talk to a lawyer


Phone: (04) 460 4488

Kaupapa Māori

Stokes Valley
Koraunui Community Hub

17 Kairimu St, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
2pm – 3pm.

Taitā
Taitā Library (Walter Nash Centre)

20/22 Taine St, Taita, Lower Hutt 5011

Tuesday
11am – 12pm

Wainuiomata
Wainuiomata Community Centre

1A Queen St, Wainuiomata

Wednesday
11am – 12pm

Lower Hutt
Kōkiri marae

Kōkiri Marae
7–9 Barnes Street
Seaview
Lower Hutt

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

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

Porirua
Porirua Whānau Centre

16 Bedford Court
Cannon's Creek
Porirua

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

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

Upper Hutt
Ōrongomai marae

1/9 Railway Ave, Maidstone, Upper Hutt 5018 Every Tuesday, 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Tuesday
1.30pm – 2.30pm

By appointment only Please contact on 0279548336 or pouwhirinaki@wclc.org.nz by 11:00am the Monday before (at the latest).

SPECIALIST LEGAL ADVICE

Wellington

Advice for community groups

Wellington Office


By appointment

Advice for Women

Southmark House
203 Willis St, Level 8

Monday
12.30 – 1.30pm

Employment

Wellington Office

Wednesday
5.30 – 7pm

Family

Wellington Office

Wednesday
12 – 2pm

Gender Minorities Aotearoa

The Gender Centre, 128 Abel Smith St, Te Aro

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
11am-12pm

Refugee and Immigration

Wellington Office

Tuesday
5.30 – 7pm

Tenancy

Southmark House
203 Willis St, Level 8

Monday
5:30-7pm

Kaupapa Māori
Wellington Office

Southmark House
203 Willis St,
Level 8

Thursday
5.30 – 7pm

Also outreach

Kaupapa Māori outreach
Porirua Whānau Centre

Porirua Whānau Centre
16 Bedford Court
Cannon's Creek
Porirua

2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
2-3:30pm

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

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley)

Advice for community groups

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre


By appointment

Advice for prisoners


We serve Rimutaka Prison

Advice for Women

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Friday
12 – 1pm

Employment

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Tuesday
5 – 7pm

Family

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Monday
10am – 12pm

Refugee and Immigration

Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley) Centre

Wednesday
12 – 2pm

Kaupapa Māori outreach
Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub

17 Kairimu St, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
2pm – 3pm.

Kaupapa Māori outreach
Taitā Library (Walter Nash Centre)

20/22 Taine St, Taita, Lower Hutt 5011

Tuesday
11am – 12pm

Kaupapa Māori outreach
Wainuiomata Community Centre

1A Queen St, Wainuiomata

Wednesday
11am – 12pm

Kaupapa Māori outreach
Ōrongomai Marae

1/9 Railway Ave, Maidstone, Upper Hutt 5018 Every Tuesday, 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
1.30pm – 2.30pm

By appointment only Please contact on 0279548336 or pouwhirinaki@wclc.org.nz by 11:00am the Monday before (at the latest).

Kaupapa Māori outreach
Kōkiri Marae

Kōkiri Marae
7–9 Barnes Street
Seaview
Lower Hutt

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
2-3:30pm

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

Kaupapa Māori
Hutt Valley Office


Outreach

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

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PO Box 24-005
Wellington 6142

P(04) 499 2928
Einfo@wclc.org.nz
Wwww.wclc.org.nz
Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt Valley)
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Level 2, 59 Queens Drive,
Lower Hutt

P(04) 499 2928
Einfo@wclc.org.nz
Wwww.wclc.org.nz
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During the Covid 19 response, most Community Law Centres are still giving free legal support by phone and/or online.

Please find the contact details of your nearest Community Law Centre here to access their services.

We’re updating legal rights information during COVID 19 response right now and will have that information available on our website soon. Watch this space.

For now, you will also find out useful information on our Community Law Manual Facebook page.

The distribution of resources from our Online Bookshop are on hold until further notice.

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