If you’re facing a legal challenge but don’t have the money for a lawyer, help is at hand. You can access free, expert legal advice online or in person at one of Auckland’s many free legal clinics.
Free legal clinics
Auckland Community Law Centre offer free, expert legal advice to help resolve all kinds of legal issues. They run an evening clinic, a family law clinic and an immigration clinic at their Auckland Central office. Drop into one of their many clinics across Auckland for free legal assistance – some require an appointment, some take walk-ins.
The Community Law Manual
The Community Law Manual is a trailblazing free web resource that helps Kiwis (and their advocates) help themselves. It sets out legal information in an accessible way for everyday users. The Community Law Manual deals with many areas of community and personal life and provides answers and solutions to common legal questions.
Draft Legal Letters
Auckland Community Law Centre has developed a range of draft letters to help you enforce your legal rights as a consumer, employee, tenant and more.
Citizens’ Advice Bureau
The Citizens’ Advice Bureau provides free and confidential information, advice and support. They talk to you about what you need help with, research possible options for you and explain the information to you in a way that’s easy to understand and use. The Citizens’ Advice Bureau can also act on your behalf.