Hamilton District Community Law Centre (HDCLC)

Hamilton District Community Law Centre (HDCLC) is a registered charitable trust founded under the Legal Services Act to provide free legal service within the Waikato Legal Services District. We are established to meet the unmet legal need in this community.

Although we are a community organisation we believe our clients expect and deserve a quality service which is confidential, timely and efficient, and at a professional standard which compares well with that which they would receive from a private practitioner. We also endeavour to be friendly and approachable to our clients. Although we prefer to see clients by appointments we are willing to accommodate “walk-ins” where we can.

In terms of what our service entails, we provide legal advice, assistance, and representation in various District Courts and Employment Relations Mediation Conferences, WINZ and ACC review hearings etc. Where appropriate we also provide information and/or referrals to other practitioners. We provide service in relation to traffic matters, minor crimes, employment issues, tenancy, education, consumer, debt/ finance, insurance, neighbour disputes, and immigration for those whose legal needs are not being met from other sources.

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Legal Education courses

The Hamilton District Community Law Centre runs our popular Legal Education courses

The topics for these courses are:

  • Benefit entitlement
  • Traffic law/Your rights and the Police
  • Domestic Violence Act
  • Consumer law
  • Human Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Mental Health and the Law
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Victims Rights
  • Credit/Consumer Finance
  • Youth Law
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • ACC
  • Court Procedures
  • Tenancy and Dispute Tribunals
  • Family Law.

Each course consists of ten two-hour seminars. Each seminar introduces a different legal topic and is presented by a qualified solicitor or specialist. Students who attend a minimum of 80% of the classes receive a certificate. The cost for the entire course is only $20 per person. Anyone can enrol.

Enrolments are limited to thirty participants on a first-in-first-serve basis. If anyone wants to enrol they can contact Toni Trim at the Community Law Centre on 07 8390770 or e-mail the centre.

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