Free community legal help

You can get free legal advice and assistance from:

Community law

Community Law Centres provide:

  • legal information and education
  • legal advice, assistance and representation – particularly for people who can’t afford to pay for legal services.

There are 24 Community Law Centres throughout New Zealand. Most community law centres operate outreach services or clinics in small communities. You can contact your local centre directly to make an enquiry or arrange an appointment.

Go to the Community Law website (external link)  

Citizens Advice Bureaus

The Citizen Advice Bureau is an independent service and available to everyone on any subject matter.

Citizens Advice Bureaus provide:

  • information about the law with some able to provide initial legal advice
  • referrals to local community centres.

There are 83 Citizens Advice Bureaus throughout New Zealand.

Phone: 0800 367 222

Go to the Citizens Advice Bureau website (external link)

Youth Law

Provides free legal services for all children and young people under 25.

Phone: 0800 884 529

Youth Law website (external link)

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