Every year in October, Wellington City Libraries in partnership with Community Law, hold a series of free weekly lunchtime presentations with guest speakers on a range of popular law topics.
The program of talks during October 2012 will include the following:
Wednesday 3 October, Central Library
Care of children battles and the Changing Family Court. By Margaret Powell, Family Lawyer, Cuba Family Law
Margaret Powell is a specialist family lawyer and has been a long-term supporter of community law centres. She has a unique insight into access to justice issues in the Family Court. Margaret is a founding partner of Cuba Family Law.
Wednesday 10 October, Central Library
Dodgy finance companies and stressful loans: how financial dispute resolution can help. By Susan Taylor, CEO Financial Dispute Resolution Services
Susan Taylor, CEO Financial Dispute Resolution Services, is the Chief Executive Officer at Financial Services Complaints Ltd. She is the former Deputy Banking Ombudsman with 18 years experience in financial sector dispute resolution.
Wednesday 17 October, Central Library
Boss on your back? Performance management, dismissal and personal grievances. By Viv D’ Or, Employment Law Specialist
Viv D’ Or runs her own specialist employment law practice, Viv D’ Or Law. Viv also has over thirty years experience as an employer, and provides employers and employees with legal advice about personal grievance claims, disciplinary and dismissal matters.
Wednesday 24 October, Johnsonville Library
Neighbours at war: fences, trees, animals, noise and the law. By Darien Mahony, Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley Lawyer
Darien Mahony is a Community Lawyer at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley. She has a background in general legal practice and is working on a new pilot project: LawSpot.org.nz. Darien is involved in a range of general law issues at the Law Centre.
Wednesday 31 October, Newtown Library
Dying right: wills and estates, avoid leaving legal problems as your legacy. By Kahureremoa Aki, Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley Lawyer
Kahureremoa Aki is the Rōia Hāpori (Community Law) providing legal services to Māori at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley. Kahu has previously worked at the Māori Land Court National Office in Wellington. She has helped many families with questions about wills and estates.
Join us at the libraries and listen to the law experts discussing current law issues and policies.
For more information about this and future sessions, check our online Event Calendar