Community Law Marlborough

The vision of Community Law Marlborough is “Access – Empowerment – Justice”.

We serve a very diverse community in Marlborough and Kaikoura, especially those who experience economic, social, cultural or other barriers to access to legal services. We provide free legal information, assistance and advice for all individuals and organisations with unmet legal needs and we also offer free legal seminars. We work for a just society, embrace diversity in our community and aim to serve everyone to the best of our ability. The centre is situated in Blenheim.

Our principles are:

  • commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • accountability to our community
  • promoting participatory justice and self-reliance
  • increasing people’s knowledge and expectations of the law
  • encouraging reform of the law to reflect the community’s changing needs and expectations
  • integrity and professionalism

Our mission is:

  • Empowering our community to access justice by providing free legal services to all with unmet legal needs.

For:

  • Everybody in Marlborough and Kaikoura, especially those who experience economic, social, cultural or other barriers to access legal services.
Projects 2012
Information and service provision

The centre will place an emphasis in its mahi on providing free legal information and assistance for all people and community organisations with unmet legal needs in Marlborough and Kaikoura. It is always working to further increase the uptake of services by Maori, Tagata Pasifika, other ethnic groups and youth.

Race Relations Day

The centre will run an information stall at the Marlborough Multicultural Festival in 2012 to celebrate and support Race Relations Day.

Community education and awareness

Community Law Marlborough will continue providing community education with free workshops and seminars for anyone interested. It will also work to promote awareness of positive race relations (e.g. displays and publications in reception area).

Strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi

The centre will continue its strong cooperation with the Maori Land Court, hosting the court’s trustee training and clinics when the team comes through Blenheim.

Contact: reception@commlawmarlb.org.nz or  (03 577 9919 or 0800 266 529).

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