Other staff lawyers have come from law firms, or the courts, or from government agencies. They now work in Community Law because it’s a chance to make a real difference in the lives of real people.
The expertise and professionalism of our lawyers means that while our services are free, they’re of equal or better quality than legal help you need to pay for.
Our volunteer lawyers come from small and large law firms. They are sole practitioners, law firm partners and staff, and other lawyers. They all hold practising certificates and the legal help they provide is quality assured through Community Law’s strong legal supervision standards.
You can feel confident that any lawyer volunteering for Community Law supports our aim, which is to empower you to find a legal solution that is appropriate and comfortable.
Your lawyer must:
Whether you make your complaint in person or in writing, it should be dealt with quickly and fairly.
If you’re unhappy with the way the centre handles your complaint, you can contact the Lawyers Complaints Service, run by the New Zealand Law Society.
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.