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Kia kaha, kia ora.
Community Law Waikato - Te Tari Ture ā-Hapori o Waikato, offers a range of law related services, including one-on-one free legal help, easy to read information, and community workshops.
We believe in fair and inclusive communities
Whakapono tatou i roto i te hapori matatika, me kotahitanga
- Provide legal advice, assistance and support through an experienced legal team
- Deliver a range of law related seminars that build legal knowledge and strengthens communities
- Advocate for positive legal and social change to give people a voice
- The values that underpin our actions are humanity, equity, respect and integrity
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