Wednesday 31 October: Dying right: wills and estates, avoid leaving legal problems as your legacy

Our speaker this week will be Kahureremoa Aki, a Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley Lawyer. Kahu is the Rōia Hāpori (Community Law) providing legal services to Māori at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley and has helped many families with questions about wills and estates.

In this presentation, Kahu will be offering some useful and cost effective tips on:

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

Come along to get legal advice about Wills and Estates and ask your questions.

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

This is the last Law for Lunch session in October. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

For more information about this and other sessions, check our online Event Calendar or call us on 499 4444.

Law for Lunch at Johnsonville Library – Neighbours at war: fences, trees, animals, noise and the law

Come along and listen to an expert on neighbours’ disputes, ranging from falling fences, to tall trees, barking dogs and more…

Our speaker will be Darien Mahony, a lawyer at the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley, who will have all the answers for you.
Darien has a background in general legal practice and is involved in a range of general law issues at the Law Centre.
Her presentation will be focusing on:

  • The Fencing Act
  • The Dog Control Act and the Animal Welfare Act
  • Using the Dispute Tribunal

This talk will take place on Wednesday, 24 October 2012, from 12 noon to 1pm at Johnsonville Library, 5 Broderick Road. All welcome!

For more information about this and other sessions, check our online Event Calendar or ask at your local library.

This week’s Law for Lunch: Boss on your back? Performance management, dismissal and personal grievances

with Viv D’Or, Employment Law Specialist

Law for Lunch, October 2012Come along to Law for Lunch at the Central Library this Wednesday from 12-1pm for accurate information about your rights at work. Viv specialises in employment relations and can offer advice about personal grievance claims, disciplinary and dismissal matters.

Viv’s presentation will be focussing on:

  • Tough management style or workplace bully?
  • What should good performance management look like?
  • The right dismissal process (giving you a chance to improve)
  • What is a Personal Grievance?
  • How to raise and write a strong Personal Grievance
  • Solving problems at work

A perfect opportunity to ask your questions and get the information you need for a better understanding of the Employment law.

This mini-seminar will take place on Wednesday, 17 October 2012, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. We look forward to seeing you there!
All welcome!

For more information about this and future sessions, check our online Event Calendar for a full listing of talks in this series.

Law for Lunch this week: Dodgy finance companies and stressful loans – How financial dispute resolution can help.

Law for Lunch, October 2012Welcome to the second session in the current series of Law for Lunch – free lunchtime seminars brought to you by Wellington City Libraries and Community Law.

Our speaker this week will be Susan Taylor, CEO Financial Dispute Resolution Services. Susan is the former Deputy Banking Ombudsman with 18 years experience in financial sector dispute resolution.

The presentation will mainly be focussing on the following issues:

  • Problem with your bank, credit union, super scheme, insurer or finance company?
  • Been charged the wrong fees, rates or penalties?
  • Is your credit rating information incorrect?
  • Has your bank tried to force you to a mortgagee sale unfairly?

A perfect opportunity to ask your questions and get the information you need for a better understanding of the law.

This mini-seminar will take place on Wednesday, 10 October 2012, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.

Come along – all welcome!

Law for Lunch this week: Care of children and the changing Family Court

Law for Lunch, October 2012Every 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 — and a new series of these talks begins tomorrow, Wednesday 3 October!

Our speaker for tomorrow’s talk will be Margaret Powell, a family lawyer with Cuba Family Law. Margaret has a unique insight into access to justice issues in the Family Court and is a founding partner of Cuba Family Law.

Margaret will be covering:

  • Going to court over children: what are the steps?
  • Legal aid and the Family Court
  • New fees and increasing Family Court costs
  • What’s this about Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Come along to find out more about the Family Court and its processes and how decisions are made over children’s welfare.

Details: Come along Wednesday (October the 3rd), from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

For more information about this and future sessions, check our online Event Calendar for a full listing of talks in this series.

Law for Lunch is back in October at Central, Johnsonville and Newtown libraries!

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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

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Last Law for Lunch in March: The ACC – Get your lawful entitlements

In the last presentation of the Law for Lunch series, Nicola Drayton-Glesti, Community Lawyer with the Wellington Community Law Centre, draws on experience to offer us professional advice and useful tips including:

• Find out about your entitlements
• Get accurate information on the different kinds of ACC compensation
• Understand how you can challenge an ACC decision
• Ask about The Tribunal or Dispute Resolution Services Limited (DRSL) and more …

Nicola is a former member of NZ Law Society’s ACC committee, she has been an advisor to the Minister of ACC and she now runs the Legal Entities Project.

Get the best out of legal advice during this mini-seminar taking place today from 12 noon to 1:00pm, at the Ground Floor of the Central Library.

Come along, all welcome!

Law for Lunch this week : young people and the police

Come along to Law for Lunch at the Central Library this Wednesday from 12-1pm for accurate information and practical advice.

If you are a parent, a teacher or a member of our community this will be a perfect opportunity to ask your questions and get legal advice from an expert.

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Wednesday 21 March: Young people and the police – what do parents need to know?

Get your questions answered by our speaker John Hancock during this week’s talk.

John Hancock is the Principal Legal Advisor at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.  John was previously the Senior Solicitor at YouthLaw, a national law centre which provides a legal service to children and young people across New Zealand.  John is also a Youth Advocate (counsel appointed by the Court to represent young people who are charged with criminal offences).

John will be covering:

  • NZ’s Youth Justice System and Youth Courts
  • The age of criminal capacity in NZ and court proceedings
  • The role of the Police and of Independent Nominated Persons
  • Family Group Conferences and Community Sentences

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 about this and future sessions, check our online Event Calendar

Law for Lunch this week: have questions about relationship property?

Come along to Law for Lunch at the Central Library this Wednesday from 12-1pm for accurate information and practical advice from an expert!

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Wednesday 7 March : What’s fair about love and relationship property? How relationship property is shared

Included will be:

  • Entering and exiting domestic relationships
  • De facto or not de facto?
  • Protecting your property
  • Practical advice for new and established couples

Our speaker this Wednesday will be Matt Freeman — a solicitor with Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts. Matt practises in all areas of litigation, with particular interests in relationship property matters, ACC law and insolvency law.

This is the first session in the current series of Law for Lunch – free lunchtime seminars brought to you by Wellington City Libraries and Wellington Community Law Centre. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about this and future sessions, check our online Event Calendar.

Bite off some law for lunch at the Central Library!

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Law for Lunch is back again on Wednesdays in March at the Central Library. Wellington City Libraries has joined forces with Wellington Community Law Centre (as well as some very talented law professionals!) to bring you this series of free lunchtime seminars that focus on popular law topics.

Law for Lunch in 2012 – March Programme

Wednesday 7 March, 12 – 1pm

What’s fair about love and relationship property? How relationship property is shared. With Matt Freeman, Solicitor, Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts.

Wednesday 14 March, 12 – 1pm

Employment rights, employment wrongs: Know your rights at work. With Joss Opie, Employment Lawyer, Buddle Findlay

Wednesday 21 March, 12 – 1pm

Young people and the police: What do parents need to know? With John Hancock, Principal Advisor, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Wednesday 28 March, 12 – 1pm

The ACC: Get your lawful entitlements. With Nicola Drayton-Glesti, Community Lawyer, Wellington Community Law Centre

Come along to find out how to protect your property when entering or exiting domestic relationships. Why you should have an Employment Agreement, what happens when reporting young people and more…

For more information (and full descriptions of events), please check our online event calendar

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