Community Law Waikato - Te Tari Ture ā-Hapori o Waikato, believe that people have a right to know and understand the law.

In addition to our legal services, we offer and deliver a range of law related education throughout the year. 

We share practical knowledge through qualified professionals including lawyers and experts in other fields.

The aim is to build confidence, provide knowledge on legal rights and responsibilities, and support people to make informed decisions in their everyday lives.  We believe education enables us all to participate in and contribute to inclusive and healthy communities.

Legal Education 2023 

We are in the final stages of planning our seminar dates for the first half of 2023. 

We intent to include Legal Education on the following topics:

  • Tenancy - rights and responsibilities

  • Credit Contracts

  • Your rights with Work and Income

  • Māori land

  • Employment - minimum rights and standards

  • Work & Income - food grants

  • Work & Income - entitlements for immediate needs

  • Education Law - rights of the parents and students

  • Work & Income - child and health related entitlements

  • Criminal Law - including the sentencing process

  • Consumer Law

  • PPPR, EPOA, wills & estates

  • Family Law - Care of children

  • Family Law - Oranga tamariki

  • Debt and insolvency

  • Family Law - protection orders, Domestic Violence Act

  • Family Law - separations, divorce, and relationship property

  • Health & disability rights

If you are interested in any of our 2023 law topics and would like to register your interest please click here, or email and we will be in touch. 

Also follow our FB page for updates. 

Customised Seminars

Our customised seminars offer a range of practical sessions with the aim to support the kaupapa of groups and organisations that serve our communities.

These groups and organisations cover an enormous breadth of work, and face the pressure of understanding and applying the ins and outs of the law within their domains. For example we may translate practical knowledge around obligations under privacy law or, the Family Court process or, tenancy laws or, protection of personal rights and property.

The link below contains a summary of the topics commonly requested. For a topic that is not on the list, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your request.

Law for Rangatahi

Our "Law and You" programme is aimed at providing young people with information on basic legal rights and responsibilities. 

The objective is to empower and aid youth with transitioning into adulthood. It is also a useful resource for parents and those who work with young people. 

Some of the topics covered are “Your Job Your Future”, “Renting Your Own Place”, “Licencing, Cars & Driving”, “Money Wise”, and “Technology Users”.  

This brief workshop is presented at high schools and alternative education providers throughout the Waikato. We often deliver a one-off seminar in assemblies but also cater for consecutive sessions such as "Gateway" or "Life skills" programs. 

"My favourite part of the session was learning about my rights and about truck shops".

Register for a course or make an enquiry

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To cover our administration costs such as travel and venue, there may be a small fee.  This will be advertised. As we do want our education to be available to all those interested, please do not hesitate to ask about a fee waiver.

Call us on 0800 529 482 or ​email​

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela - Former President of South Africa