Category: Law for Lunch

Law for Lunch this week – Tenancy and the current law

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You are all invited to attend the first Law for Lunch seminar this August presented by Alan Henwood from the Tenancy Tribunal, and Community Law Wellington. Come along to hear about

  1. The recent changes to tenants’ liability for damage
  2. Residential Tenancies Act overview and
  3. How Tenancy Tribunal can help you if you have a dispute

You are all welcome to attend, hear about your rights and obligations as a tenant or a landlord and understand when and how you could take action. Ask your questions and learn how tenancy disputes can be resolved and an agreement between parties is achieved. Listen to good legal advice from law experts on how to defend your rights.

The presentation is held this Wednesday, August 3, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Wellington Central Library. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

 

Law for Lunch – When horseplay becomes forced play: Stop bullying happening at work

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Law for Lunch this week is taking place at the Newlands Community Centre.
The topic will be presented by David Traylor from Dundas Street Employment Lawyers and Kate Scarlet from Community Law, who will be focusing on

• Workplace bullying and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker
• Humiliating, intimidating or threatening a person at the workplace
• Behaviour at workplace that creates a risk to health and safety
• How can bullying be defined and approached and more …

Come along to hear about various experiences and ways to address the problem, ask your questions and find out more about worksafe environments.

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 2 from 12:30 to 1:30pm, at Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor St, Newlands.
All welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Law for Lunch – Unsafe relationships: Know the signs to look out for your friends and whānau

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Come along to Kilbirnie Library this Wednesday to another Law for Lunch talk about raising awareness of domestic violence so that people know that standing up and saying something can save lives.

It is presented by Stephanie Edmonds, It’s Not Ok and Lesley Ashworth-Lawson from Community Law.

Their presentation will be focusing on
– ways to identify threatening behavior
– reporting family violence incidents
– how police and government agencies deal with a family violence situation
– getting support from government

You are welcome to come and hear about prevention of family violence, ask your questions and get expert answers from our legal team.

This seminar will take place this Wednesday, October 26 from 12:30 to 1:30pm, at the Ruth Gotlieb, Kilbirnie Library, 101 kilbirnie Crescent.
All welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Law for Lunch: Renting? It’s more than just a flat – Make sure your landlord respects your rights

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This week’s Law for Lunch talk offers information on Renting and your rights as a tenant. It is presented by Dr Sarah Bierre from University of Otago and NZ Tenancy Services.

The presentation will be focusing on

• Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act
• Renting a safer, drier, and warmer home
• Tenant rights and landlords’ obligations

You are welcome to come along, listen to the recent legislation, ask your questions and find out about possible solutions.

This seminar will take place this Wednesday, October 15 from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!
Refreshments will be served.

Law for Lunch – Child abduction and how the headlines happen

Come to free lunchtime legal seminars at Wellington Libraries, 5 August – 2 September 2015

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This week’s seminar offers information and legal advice on ‘Child abduction’ and is presented by Jennifer Wademan from Simpson Grierson Law, who specialises in Family Law.

Come along to hear about international custody disputes and abduction cases, ask your questions and understand when and how you could take action.
Discover ways to protect your children and learn how to identify potential harm and what you need to do if you think that your child is abducted.
Listen to good legal advice from a legal expert how to defend your parental rights.

The presentation is held this Wednesday, August 12, from 12:30 noon to 1:30pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.
You are all welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Special events in August

lflIt’s August already and we have some fantastic Law for Lunch seminars lined up for the month ahead. Learn about how to stay safe online, as well as renter’s rights, how to identify unsafe relationships, plus more, all in our lunchtimes talks. Register your interest over on our Facebook event listings. Refreshments will be provided.

Later in the month we are very excited to host a talk with suspense & thriller writer Michael Robotham, and a talk about volunteering in the Pacific with VSA! See below for more details.

Please note Newtown library is temporarily closed for essential maintenance. The library will reopen on 7 September 2015. You can find more information on the closure here.

You can always check our event calendar to see all events happening in one day, or look further ahead for the rest of the month. See below for what’s coming up this month:

Law for Lunch
– Wednesday 5th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Central library ground floor
How to protect yourself from online schemers, scams and shams
– Wednesday 12th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Central library ground floor
The law behind child abduction
– Wednesday 19th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Central library ground floor
Renting? Make sure your landlord respects your rights
– Wednesday 26th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Kilbirnie library
Unsafe relationships – Know the signs to look out for your friends and whanau
Plus one event in September:
– Wednesday 2nd September – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Newlands Community Centre
Stop bullying happening at work

Tales from the BalletTales from the Ballet – Sir Jon Trimmer presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
– Saturday 1st August 11am-12pm – Central library
– Saturday 8th August 11am-12pm – Karori library
– Saturday 15th August 11am-12pm – Johnsonville library
– Saturday 22nd August 11am-12pm – Kilbirnie library

One-off events
– Wednesday 19th August – 5.30pm-7pm – Volunteering in the Pacific with VSA
Cover from Syndetics– Thursday 27th August – 6pm-7.30pm – An evening with Michael Robotham

Recurring events
*NEW* – Thursdays 10-10.30am – Ni Hao Children’s Community Chinese storytimes at Central library
– Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm – Gamesfest at Central Library
– Thursdays 6pm – Mystery Movie Screenings at Central library
– Wednesdays 2-3pm – Tea & Tales at Johnsonville library

Kohunga Korero
– Omāroro (Newtown) – No Newtown sessions while library maintenance is taking place
– Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) – 10th August – 10.30am (2nd Monday of each month)
– Waitohi (Johnsonville) – 18th August – 2pm (3rd Tuesday of each month)
– Motukairangi (Miramar) – 25th August – 2pm (new time) (4th Tuesday of each month)

Law for Lunch – Online schemers, scams and shams – How to protect yourself?

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The next Law for Lunch talk offers information on online scams and frauds, including handy tips for feeling secure when using the internet and stay safe online.
It is presented by Neil Melhuish from Netsafe.

NetSafe is a leading educational advocate for cybersafety. They encourage a safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies, especially among children and young people.

Come along to hear about ways to avoid scams and frauds, make your computer secure and how to report internet issues. Ask your questions and understand Internet trickery.
This seminar will take place this Wednesday, August 5 from 12:30 noon to 1:30pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Law for Lunch is back in August and September

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Law for Lunch is back in August and September!

Come along to a series of free lunchtime talks by legal experts on popular topics throughout August and into September, in a joint initiative with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

The talks will be happening every Wednesday, from 12:30-1:30pm, at a number of our libraries and community centres, from Wednesday 5 August to Wednesday 2 September (see below for a complete programme).

Come along to hear professional legal advice and tips on a range of legal issues — from your rights as a tenant, to how to protect yourself from online scams. Other topics include: the latest changes to New Zealand law on child abduction, ways to stop bullying at work and home, advice on how to deal with unsafe relationships, and much more.

We’ll be providing light refreshments — so come along to hear highly regarded speakers in their field and have a bite of lunch as well.

All welcome and no need to RSVP, but registering your interest in attending — either on Facebook or on our Library Event Calendar — would be very helpful to assist us organising refreshments.

All information is presented in a way that’s easy to understand — no matter what your level of knowledge on the topics.

Here’s a complete programme:

Wednesday, 5 August – Central Library
Online schemers, scams and shams – How to protect yourself
Presented by Neil Melhuish from Netsafe

Wednesday, 12 August – Central Library
The law behind child abduction – How the headlines happen
Presented by Jennifer Wademan from Simpson Grierson Law

Wednesday, 19 August – Central Library
Renting? It’s more than just a flat – Make sure your landlord respects your rights
Presented by Dr Sarah Bierre and MBIE

Wednesday, 26 August – Ruth Gotlieb, Kilbirnie Library
Unsafe relationships – Know the signs to look out for your friends and whanau.
Presented by Stephanie Edmonds, communications advisor for the ‘It’s Not OK‘ campaign, and Julia Whaipooti, Community Law

Wednesday, 2 September – Newlands Community Centre
When horseplay becomes forced play – Stop bullying happening at work
Presented by David Traylor and Kate Scarlet, Community Law

Need more information about this lunchtime talk series? You can email us or phone 499 4444.

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Law for Lunch – Enduring Powers of Attorney: When you can’t manage your own affairs

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Law for Lunch this week is taken to the Newlands Community Centre.
The topic will be presented by Darien Mahony, a Community Lawyer at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

Darien, who holds the Seniors’ portfolio, will be focusing on

• What is a general Power of Attorney and how may be arranged
• What can you do if you become unable to look after yourself and your own affairs
• When and how you should set up an Enduring Power of Attorney
• Who can deal with your property and your bank accounts and more …

Come along to ask your questions and find out more about Enduring Powers of Attorney
You are welcome to bring your lunch and there’s no need to book a seat in advance.

This presentation will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, at Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor St, Newlands. You are all welcome!

For more information, please check our online Event Calendar.

Law for Lunch at Newtown Library – Dodgy Debt: How to avoid it

Welcome to this week’s Law for Lunch talk, presented by Julia Whaipooti.

Law for Lunch logoJulia is a Kaihāpai Hapori (Community Education Worker) providing legal services to Māori at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.
This week’s presentation will be focusing on simple and effective ways to manage your money and everyday expenses and how to avoid bad debt. Come along to ask your questions and find out more about possible solutions.
There’s no need to make a booking and you are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

The talk will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, at the Newtown Library, 13 Constable Street, Newtown. All welcome!

For more information, please check our online Event Calendar.


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