Legal Aid

Whenever finances are involved, there’s often a need for legal advice. Today I’ve pulled together some contacts from our database that you can call and receive free legal aid. Lawyers can be expensive, but sometimes you need more expert advice, so please contact us if you would like a list of local lawyers on our database.

Women’s Centre Rodney provides a Legal Clinic. Free legal aid clinics are available the third Friday of each month from 9.30-10.30am. Run by 3 women lawyers and one male lawyer from local law firms. The women will work out of Women's Centre and the males from Homebuilders. All appointments to be made through the Women's Centre. 9.30-10.30am, 3rd Friday of the month 09 425 7261

Legal Aid Services give legal aid funding through their PUBLIC DEFENCE SERVICE  for people who cannot afford to pay for their own lawyer and who are eligible for legal aid. You do not have to be a New Zealand Citizen or be living here permanently to be eligible for legal aid.

Taitokerau Community Law Taitokerau Community Law provides free legal services throughout the Northland rohe.

YouthLaw Aotearoa is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide. We provide free legal services to anyone aged under 25 who are unable to access legal help elsewhere, or those acting on their behalf.

Unfairly Dismissed – Roland Samuels is an Employment Law Advocate who offers support with unfair dismissals; redundancies; bullying; sexual harassment etc. No win, no fee.

Lets not forget that if you have a complaint about a lawyer, you can also contact New Zealand Law Society - Lawyers Complaints Service 

Citizen Advice Bureau https://www.cab.org.nz/ 0800 367 222

Understanding New Zealand Legal Processes: An Introduction video
This series aims to help you navigate the major steps in a civil court dispute, including what legal aid means. Watch the whole series here.