Credit and Debt – Law for Lunch this week

Come along to a seminar on Wednesday 16 August on the topic of credit and debt. Get the benefit of accurate legal information and practical advice and have the opportunity to ask your questions.

If you are:

  • Thinking of buying something on credit?
  • Worried you can’t keep up with your debts?
  • Would like to discuss your case with an expert?

This seminar is for you.

Our speakers, Kathryn Webb, from the Commerce Commission and Tim Barnett, from National Building Financial Capacity Charitable Trust,  will explain what to look out for when signing credit contracts and what to do if your debts are getting out of control.

All welcome! Refreshments will be offered.

Earthquakes & Insurance – Law for Lunch is back this Wednesday

in this week’s session of the Law for Lunch series happening 12-1pm at the Central Library, Mr Boys, an insurance lawyer, will be talking about entitlements and claims processes after an earthquake disaster. Come along and hear an expert insurance lawyer discussing how EQC works, and what are the steps if you ever need to make a claim.

  • Learn your rights as a consumer and hear about the provisions of the Earthquake Commission Act.
  • What does EQCover provide to consumers after a major natural disaster? What do you do if your home is damaged?
  • Ask your questions about lodging an insurance claim – and how long do you have to wait before the damage is repaired?

it is a great opportunity to listen to an expert and hear useful tips on earthquake insurance. Refreshments will be offered. All welcome!

Law for Lunch – Equal Pay lunchtime talk

Are you facing tricky legal issues as an employee or employer? Do you have questions about your terms of employment, conditions of work and employment rights? This week’s session of Law for Lunch will have the answers to your questions.

We are pleased to have with us Steph Dyhrberg from Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law, and John Ryall from E tū Union to present the topics.
Both have been involved in recent historic pay equity developments (John as Assistant National Secretary of the union representing aged care workers and Steph as counsel for the Coalition for Equal Value, Equal Pay).
They will be discussing the following:

The Equal Pay Act generally
Recent equal pay litigation
The equal pay settlement reached for care and support workers
Future issues these developments raise for equal pay claims.

Come along to the first session of Law for Lunch, on Wednesday, 2 August, at the ground floor of the Central Library to hear legal information from highly regarded experts in their field. All welcome!

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