Disability Legal Advice Clinic

Community Law Canterbury launched a Disability Legal Advice Clinic earlier this year to provide quality free legal help to people in Canterbury who face barriers to accessing justice. The clinic is held at Aspire Canterbury (314 Worcester Street, Linwood) on the first and last Friday of the month from 9.30am to 3pm. Through the Clinic, Community Law Canterbury aims to play a role in identifying and removing systemic barriers for people living with disabilities in the Canterbury region by:

  • Enforcing laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of clients with disabilities
  • Taking on issues that have an impact on low income clients
  • Addressing issues of marginalization and exclusion based on disability, gender, race, age and language
  • Working in conjunction with community groups and support networks to facilitate advice and assistance

Additionally, Community Law Canterbury offers a general legal advice service as well as specialist advice and information services. They do not give advice over the phone and do not advise in commercial matters, or give advice to landlords or employers.

Phone Community Law Canterbury on 0508 222-6529 for more information or to make an appointment, or email admin@canlaw.org.nz.