Law for Lunch – Retirement Village Rights: Informed and at ease

With Darien Mahony, Community Lawyer, Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

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This talk of Law for Lunch will be presented at the Karori Library, 247 Karori Road this Wednesday from 12 to 1pm.
Darien is a Community Lawyer and is responsible for the ‘Seniors’ portfolio at the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

Her presentation will be focusing on:

• Residents’ rights
• Operators’ duties
• Complaints and disputes procedure
• The legislation

Come along to get legal information and advice, increase your awareness and develop a better understanding about the rights of a Retirement Village resident at this week’s Law for Lunch talk. You are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

We look forward to seeing you there

For more information, please call 499 4444

Law for Lunch – Wills: Will you or won’t you?

With Kahureremoa Aki, Community Lawyer at the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

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This seminar of Law for Lunch will be presented at the Ruth Gotlieb – Kilbirnie Library, 101 Kilbirnie Crescent (click for map) at 12pm.

Kahu is the Rōia Hāpori (Community Lawyer) providing legal services to Māori at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley. She has helped many families with questions about wills and estates.
Her talk will be focussing on:

• Wills
• Living Wills
• The Family Protection Act 1955
• Informed consent and giving your body to medical science

Come along to find out and ask your questions how to set up a Will and what makes a Will legal.
Get accurate and up-to-date information about Living Wills and how giving ‘Informed Consent’ works, if you decide to donate your body to medical science.

There’s no need to book a seat in advance. You are all welcome and we look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, 12 noon to 1pm, at our Ruth Gotlieb Kilbirnie Library.

If you have any queries, please call 499 4444

Law for Lunch – Home Insurance: How to ensure your house is protected

With Claire Coe, Senior Solicitor at Rainey Collins Law Firm.

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Come along to the third seminar of Law for Lunch at the Wellington Central Library, for accurate information and practical advice on:

• The importance of disclosing information to your insurance provider
• What the new process of insuring property on a ‘sum insured’ means
• Who can help
• Common issues with home insurance when buying or selling property including relating to earthquakes

Claire’s work involves assisting clients with opportunities and challenges in the areas of Property and Asset Protection.

You are welcome to attend her presentation, ask your questions and find out more about problems and possible solutions regarding your home insurance. You may bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

The presentation will be starting at 12 noon on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.
All welcome!

For more information, please call us on 499 4444

Law for Lunch – All Consuming: Your consumer rights and recent consumer law changes

Get consumer advice, increase your awareness of consumer information sources and develop a better understanding of your rights as a consumer at this week’s Law for Lunch at the Central Library.

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The presentation will be focusing on

  • Consumer rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act
  • New protections when buying online, door to door sales and auctions
  • What you need to know about extended warranties

Consumer NZ is an independent, non-profit organisation established in 1959 with the sole aim of getting New Zealand consumers a fairer deal. As part of their work on behalf of all NZ consumers they regularly make submissions to Government and statutory authorities on a wide range of issues affecting consumers.

Come along to hear about the recent law changes and ask your questions.
You are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

The presentation will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

Law for Lunch – Caring for the Carers: What the new Family Carers Policy means for families caring for disabled relatives

Law for Lunch logoWelcome to the first seminar of Law for Lunch!

Our speaker this week will be Nicola Drayton-Glesti, a Community Lawyer with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

Nicola oversees the disability and ACC portfolios and is working for reform of the new policy for family carers.
Her talk will be focusing on:

  • What support has been historically available for Family Carers
  • Why support for Family Carers needed changing
  • The New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2013
  • Family Carers policy since 1 October 2013

Come along to find out more about problems and possible solutions and, ask your questions.
You are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch and there’s no need to book a seat in advance.

This presentation will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.  All welcome!

For more information on the talks in this series, head over to our Event Calendar

Law for Lunch is back this March /April at the Central, Kilbirnie and Karori Libraries

Wellington City Libraries in partnership with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley are continuing our popular Law for Lunch series every Wednesday this March and the first week of April.

Wellingtonians are invited to come along to free weekly lunchtime talks, with guest speakers on a range of popular law topics.

Law for Lunch logoThe program of seminars for March – April 2014 will include the following:

Wed, 5 March at the Central Library

Caring for the Carers: What the new Family Carers Policy means for families caring for disabled relatives

Wed, 12 March at the Central Library

All Consuming: Your consumer rights and recent consumer law changes

Wed, 19 March at the Central Library

Home Insurance: How to ensure your house is protected

Wed, 26 March at the Ruth Gotlieb – Kilbirnie Library

Wills: Will you or won’t you?

Wed, 2 April at the Karori Library

Retirement Village Rights: Informed and at ease

Come along, listen to experts discussing the significance of the Consumer Law changes, ask for information about the new Family Carers Policy, as well as, what help and support is available to all of those who might be affected.

If you’re attending, you’re welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch to eat while you listen, and there’s no need to book a place in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information you can call 499 4444 or email us. More details for each event are also available over on our Event Calendar

Law for Lunch – Benefit Reforms: The changing face of welfare

with Kahureremoa Aki , Rōia Hāpori, Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

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KAHUREREMOA AKI is the Rōia Hāpori (Community Lawyer) providing legal services to Māori at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley. Kahu has helped many families with questions about social security.

Her presentation will be focusing on:

• Youth and young parents
• Budgeting and incentives
• Being “work available”
• The DPB and children
• Social obligations
• Drug testing
• Penalties and exemptions

Come along, listen to an expert discussing the significance of the welfare changes and, ask for information about the obligations beneficiaries must meet, as well as, what help and support is available to all of those who might be affected.

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

For more information, please call us on 499 4444

Law for Lunch – Caring for the Carers: The new Family Carers Policy and what it means for families caring for disabled relatives

with Nicola Drayton-Glesti

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Since the new Family Carer policy was implemented on the 1st of October you might be interested in the terms and conditions on which government funding may be allocated to employ family members as carers for their disabled relatives.

If you support a disabled or an elderly person, or you are managing your own disability you can find out information about the new law and ask all your questions concerning your entitlements during our seminar this Wednesday.
Our speaker this week is Nicola Drayton-Glesti, a community lawyer at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

In her current role Nicola oversees the disability and ACC portfolios. She was the main care giver for her late husband after his diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease in 2006 until his passing in 2008. She is presently working for reform of the new policy for family carers.

Nicola’s presentation will be focusing on:

• What support has been historically available for Family Carers
• Why support for Family Carers needed changing
• The New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2013
• Family Carers policy since 1 October 2013
• Problems and possible solutions

The talk will take place on Wednesday, 23 October from 12 noon to 1pm, at the Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands.
We look forward to seeing you there!!

For more information, please call us on 499 4444

Law for Lunch – Digital dangers – Cyber Bullying and the law

with Neil Melhuish from NetSafe

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Are your friends, your students or your children being bullied online?
Would you like to hear about ways to prevent cyber bullying at home or in your school?

If you are parents, caregivers, teachers, kids, or you are simply interested in this topic, you are welcome to come along, listen to an expert and ask for information about ways to address online aggression and intimidation.
Find out how you can prevent cyber bullying from happening to people you know and love.

NEIL MELHUISH, who works for NetSafe – Cybersafety and Security Advice for New Zealand as Programme Leader, will share his knowledge with you and offer lots of advice.
His previous role was at the New Zealand Ministry of Education, where he led the national programme of initiatives, designed to support schools’ use of digital technology.

His presentation will be focusing on

• Cyber-bullying and what is being planned to address it?
• What is cyber-bullying and what impact does it have?
• What is the Harmful Digital Communication Bill, and what is it intended to do?

This will take place on Wednesday, 16 October from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

For more information, please call us on 499 4444

Law for Lunch – “When relationships come to an end: Splitting shared assets and court processes”

with Jennifer Wademan from Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts Lawyers

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JENNIFER WADEMAN has been a staff solicitor in the family law team at Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts since 2011. She has previous experience as a Judge’s Clerk to the Principal Family Court Judge and as a Senior Policy Analyst at The Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

Her presentation will be focusing on:

• The changing Family Court,
• Relationship property basics and,
• Fee increase for relationship property hearings.

Come along and listen to an expert, ask for information about any legal rights and obligations, and find out what help and support is available to all of those who might be affected.

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 9 October 2013, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.

All welcome!

For more information, please call us on 499 4444