Wellington Community Law Centre

The Wellington Community Law Centre provides free legal advice, education and information, and also works in the area of law reform.

It aims to satisfy the unmet legal needs of the community, to demystify the law, and empower people to solve their own legal problems.

The Wellington Community Law Centre also produces a range of publications about law related matters.

Visit the website of Wellington Community Law Centre.

Projects 2012
Refugee and Immigration Legal Advice Service (RILAS)

The Wellington Community Law Centre operates a free immigration law service, run with the assistance of 40 volunteer law students. The RILAS service operates on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm-7pm. It is free and no appointments are necessary.

All volunteer lawyers and law students receive 4 weeks comprehensive training on topics and issues including:

  • Refugee and migrant experiences (guest speakers from Refugee Services, Refugees as Survivors and Changemakers Refugee Forum)
  • The United Nations Refugee Quota
  • NZ Immigration Service policies: temporary permits, residence, family reunification
  • Dealing with barriers to family reunification
  • The application process
  • Case studies
  • Using an interpreter
Legal Information Seminars

The Wellington Community Law Centre provides legal seminars for community groups and the interested public. The seminars cover a broad range of legal topics and can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation with a view to increasing legal knowledge amongst community members.

More information about the seminars can be found on the WCLC’s website or contact the Wellington Community Law Centre for more information (04 499 2928).

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