COMMUNITY LAW CENTRES
IWI CONSULTATION HUI
Before the end of June 2014 a merger will take place between Rotorua District Community Law Centre (RDCLC) and Baywide Community Law Service (BCLS).
Purpose of Consultation
In May 2013 the inaugural National Community Law Centres Māori Caucus hui was held in Rotorua on Ōwhata marae. Following on from that regionally, the Governance Boards of the RDCLC and BCLS invite you to attend a hui where input is sought from iwi to assist the new structure in shaping its services to ensure that it is able to respond to the unmet legal needs of each community.
Community Law Centres
RDCLC currently has an office in the city as well as clinics in Ōwhata, Fordlands, Murupara and Taupō. BCLS currently have offices in Tauranga and Whakatāne as well as holding clinics in Waihi, Katikati, Pāpāmoa, Matata, Te Puke, Kawerau and Ōpotiki.
We are Charitable Trusts and are funded mainly from the Special Fund and the Ministry of Justice. We have amongst our staff qualified lawyers, caseworkers, paralegals and volunteers.
Community Law Centres (CLCs) are independent community organisations that provide free legal help for members of the public. We provide legal assistance, legal advice, legal information and law-related education to individuals and community groups. The delivery of specific legal services depends on the needs of our communities.
There are 24 Community Law Centres (CLCs) across Aotearoa New Zealand. Because Community Law Centres provide outreach services to over 140 suburbs and smaller towns, we cover much, but not all, of the country, from the major city centres to rural communities.
The hui details are as follows:
- Date: Tuesday 22 October 2013
- Time: 9.45am
- Place: Te Ao Mārama, Tūnohopū Street, Ohinemutu, Rotorua
Morning tea & lunch provided.
To: Logan via email at email@example.com or
- Telephone: 07 3488 060
- By: 17 October 2013
More information about our services can be found at: http://www.communitylaw.org.nz