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Community Law Celebrates Government Top-up

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:07 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law is celebrating the Government top-up of $2.2m announced in today’s Budget. More >>

Community Law elects new co-chairs for national body

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:58 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, the national body that represents the interest of Community Law Centres across the country, has elected two new co-chairs, Jenny Hughey and Jason Pou. More >>

Community Law delivers real return on investment

Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:10 am | Community Law Centres

The Community Law network is delivering up to $50m worth of free legal services each year to vulnerable New Zealanders for an annual investment of only $11m according to a report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. More >>

ANZ, ASB and Westpac expand partnership with Community Law

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 9:22 am | Community Law Centres

An expanded partnership between three of New Zealand’s major banks and Community Law announced today will enable Community Law to sharpen its focus on supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities. More >>

Funding for Community Law offers certainty

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:12 pm | Community Law Centres

The most vulnerable New Zealanders will continue to have access to free legal services thanks to the Government’s ongoing commitment to top up Community Law’s funding. More >>

NZSL content offers Deaf community better legal information

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:29 pm | Community Law Centres

The Deaf community will have better access to information about their legal rights thanks to an initiative by Auckland Disability Law (ADL), part of the Community Law network. More >>

Greater use of te reo Māori in courts applauded

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 2:37 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law is commending recent moves by the Ministry of Justice to support the use of te reo Māori in courtrooms. More >>

Legal Problems Are A Piece Of Cake At Baywide Community Law

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:13 am | Community Law Centres

Baywide Community Law looks like any other professional law firm – except clients often ‘pay’ for legal services with donations of home-baked cakes or potted plants instead of money. More >>

Untangling our tangled legal web

Friday, 23 May 2014, 11:06 am | Community Law Centres

Untangling our tangled legal web Can’t make sense of the Family Court changes? Housing New Zealand giving you (or your clients) the run-around? Work and Income refusing to follow their own policy manual? No idea where to start? We’ve done ... More >>

First Dedicated Māori Caucus Hui for Community Law Centres

Monday, 20 May 2013, 4:26 pm | Community Law Centres

From May 23 to 24 2013, the Māori Caucus of Community Law will meet at Ōwhata Marae, Rotorua, for its first dedicated hui in the history of Community Law. More >>

Community Law Funding Great Value for Money

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 12:37 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Funding Great Value for Money Media Release – 10 April 2013 Announced funding security for Community Law is a huge relief to the sector. “We thank Justice Minister Judith Collins for her decision to secure funding for Community Law Centres ... More >>

Unreliable Ministry Figures a Smokescreen

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 6:19 pm | Community Law Centres

“Figures showing a reduction in Community Law clients are just plain wrong and are being used as a smokescreen at a time when decisions are being made on Community Law’s future funding”, says Liz Tennet, CEO of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa ... More >>

Public Service salary increases foster inequality

Friday, 12 October 2012, 2:49 pm | Community Law Centres

The national body representing the country's Community Law Centres has added its voice to criticism of the big salary increases awarded to state sector chief executives saying the increases foster inequality and the growing gap between rich and poor ... More >>

MPs briefed on community law worries

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 9:15 am | Community Law Centres

More than 30 MPs from across the political spectrum have responded to an invitation from Community Law to attend a briefing this evening on the issues currently confronting community law. More >>

Community Law Delivers Lower Legal Fees

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 2:20 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Delivers Lower Legal Fees through Limited License Guide Without having to pay high legal fees drivers can now apply for a Limited License themselves thanks to a new version of the guide released by Community Law. Drivers who have been disqualified ... More >>

Community Law releases law handbook online

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 12:25 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law today produced a miracle rabbit out of a financially limited hat by releasing a new edition of the Community Law Manual online . This small miracle comes on the back of an NZ Institute of Economic Research Inc (NZIER) report proving the ... More >>

Corporate lawyer wins award for voluntary work

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 12:08 pm | Community Law Centres

A long term commitment to ensuring legal services are available for people who can’t afford to pay for them has won Wellington lawyer Cameron Madgwick national recognition. More >>

Community Law in growth period

Friday, 4 May 2012, 11:11 am | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres around New Zealand advise nearly quarter of a million New Zealanders every year – more than the populations of Hamilton and Dunedin combined. At the launch of the Community Law website Community Law Chief Executive Elizabeth Tennet ... More >>

Community Law Says Criminal Reform Bill Will Not Work

Thursday, 17 March 2011, 4:31 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres have strongly criticised the government’s hasty criminal justice reforms, saying that the changes trample on human rights but are unlikely to make real gains in efficiency or effectiveness. Instead, Law Centres call for ... More >>

Community Law Centres Back Bazely Review

Wednesday, 2 December 2009, 4:07 pm | Community Law Centres

Melanie Cookson, Co-convenor of the Coalition of Community Law Centres believes Dame Margaret Bazely has got it right when she states in her report on Legal Aid that ``community law centres are too important to be allowed to fail or to have their ... More >>

 

 

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