We provide a full range of community legal services to the Porirua and Kāpiti communities. We also provide limited legal representation for people facing criminal prosecutions, where legal aid is not available because of the nature of the offence. This service is dependant on available resources.
We also give advice over the phone, although if the matter is complex or documents need to be sighted or drafted clients will be asked to come in. When we give ‘phone advice', there are a number of questions we will have to ask to establish a client’s identity and entitlement to our services.
Monday to Friday
9am – 4pm
Every Monday or Tuesday
Via the appointment book at the prison
1st Floor, Coastlands
Four Wednesdays of the month
9.30am – 12pm or 9.30am – 2pm
By appointment - Phone (04) 298 4944 by Tuesday the week of the appointment
Level 2 Pember House,
16 Hagley St, Porirua
4.30pm – 6.30pm
By appointment - Phone (04) 237 8846 by 3.30pm Wednesday the week of the appointment
(04) 237 6816
Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
For urgent legal advice
We provide legal education on a wide range of topics and we run sessions from our offices and from other venues in the community. Search our education calendar here to find a public education session that interests you.
We also organise 'private' education (not open to the public) for rōpū Māori, community groups, schools, alternative education providers and others. If your group is interested in getting educated, contact us directly.
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