Throughout November we’re hosting a series of informal legal sessions with lawyers from Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley, who will share their knowledge and legal know-how, providing accurate information and practical advice on a range of topics. You’ll learn the in’s and out’s on a variety of common legal problems and the step-by-step solutions to undertake. Receive straightforward, actionable advice from lawyers who double as community workers, who can cut through the legal jargon.
Join us for the weekly Law for Lunch information sessions, every Tuesday from 12-12:45pm at Te Awe Library.
Community Legal Sessions
Nov 1st Enduring Powers of Attorney
In this session we’ll share the insights of decision making for those who don’t have capacity to make decisions for themselves. Presented by Manuela Miville.
Nov 8th Application for Māori Land Succession
Learn how to apply in succeeding Māori land in a step-by-step process, from a person with lived experience. Presented by Te Irirangi Stevens (Ngati Porou, Tūwharetoa).
Nov 15th Tenancy Rights
Housing is recognised as a human right, although many people still don’t have access to warm, safe and stable housing. Learn your rights as a tenant, and how to navigate the power imbalance between tenants and landlords. Presented by Laura Drew.
Nov 22nd Family Law
In this introduction to Family law we’ll focus on care arrangements after parents split, resolving disputes between guardians, and the laws around family violence and protection orders. Presented by Manuela Miville.
Nov 29th Scams and Identity Theft
Learn tips on how to avoid common scams and identity theft. Presented by Tiana Frittelli.
Dec 6th Work and Income Benefits
In the final session we’ll provide an overview of work and income supports and share some hot tips of how to navigate the system. Presented by Olive Grant.
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley are lawyers and community workers making sure that everyone in Aotearoa has access to justice and enjoys real equality. Find all of the session details on our events calendar.