A new service to match lawyers wanting to do pro bono work with people needing legal services was officially launched at Parliament earlier this week. Te Ara Ture, who will operate the new online tool, has been developed by Community Law Centres o Aotearoa.
Officially launching the service, Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi said this was an important step to creating a justice system that was more effective and more equitable.
When fully live, Te Ara Ture will allow lawyers to register their interest in specific areas of the law, for different types of legal work and for cases that match the amount of time they have available to dedicate to pro bono work.
After a short deployment phase, Te Ara Ture will be available to all lawyers to start using from 1 July 2021. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.tearature.co.nz from 1 June after it launches.
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