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.
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.
Our "Law and You" booklet 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”.
We offer the booklet in conjunction with short seminars 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".
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela - Former President of South Africa