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Legal Education Workshops, Programmes, and Seminars

COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES SOUTH TRUST Free Legal Education


FREE LEGAL EDUCATION

We are Community Legal Services South, a Charitable Trust operating since 2003. One of our objectives is to deliver and coordinate legal education to communities in the CountiesManukau area. We are members of Adult & Community Education Aotearoa, Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association, Social Service Providers Aotearoa Inc and Franklin Council of Social Services. Our programmes are designed to help our community understand their legal rights and responsibilities and cater to all age groups from children to senior citizens. Each education session can range from 1-2 hours but we can tailor the session to suit the needs of your organization or group. To make things easier for you, we bring our services to your doorstep! We have held education sessions for schools, community groups, social/youth workers, Marae, churches and many more. This booklet has information about some of the areas of law covered in each legal education topic. If there is a specific topic that you do not see here, please let us know and we may be able to arrange a special session for your organization. For more information or to register for our legal education programmes or sessions, contact our legal education team: Johnny Nu’u: Wi Pere Mita: Tu’ulata Titimanu:

johnny.nuu@otaralaw.org.nz wipere.mita@otaralaw.org.nz tuulata.titimanu@otaralaw.org.nz

PO Box 61112 – 120 Bairds Road, Otara, Auckland 2159 Phone: (09) 274 4966 - Fax: (09) 274 4967   Website: www.otaracommunitylawcentre.com


CONTENTS LEGAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS: Employment Law……………………………………………….Page 4 Tenancy Law……………………………………………………Page 5 Consumer Law………………………………………………… Page 6 Traffic Law………………………………………………………Page 7 Neighbourhood Disputes………………………………………Page 8 Youth Rights…………………………………………………….Page 9 Enduring Powers of Attorney………………………………… Page 10 Care of Children……………………………………………….. Page 11 Family Violence………………………………………………... Page 12 Immigration Law……………………………………………….. Page 13 New Zealand Legal Systems………………………………….Page 14 WINZ Entitlements……………………………………………...Page 15 Privacy Law…………………………………………………….. Page 16 Māori Land Law…………………………………………………Page 17 Ministry of Fisheries…………………………………………….Page 18 LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES:

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Law in Schools Programme………………………………….. Page 20 Law for Seniors Programme…………………………………..Page 21 Law for Sports Groups Programme………………………… Page 22 School Leaver’s Survival Kit………………………………… Page 23  


EMPLOYMENT LAW OUR EMPLOYMENT LAW WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • • • • • • •

Employment Relationships Employment Agreements Unions Minimum Wages Leave Entitlements Trial & Probationary Periods Redundancy & Restructuring Personal Grievances & Dispute Resolution Unjustified Dismissal, Disadvantage & Constructive Dismissal Mediation & Employment Relations Authority

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • Beneficiaries, Employers, Employees • New Migrants • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Citizens’ Advice Bureau EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of Employment Law • Awareness of employment rights, obligations & entitlements • How to deal with employment disputes Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • Employment Information booklets & pamphlets  

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TENANCY LAW OUR TENANCY LAW WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • • • •

Rights when flatting & boarding Tenant and Landlord obligations Residential Tenancies Act 1986 Housing New Zealand &Tenancy Tribunal Water & Rates Charges Bond & Rent Payments Emergency Accommodation

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Renters / Boarders / Flat-mates • New Migrants • New Landlords • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Citizens’ Advice Bureau EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of tenancy law • Awareness of tenancy rights and obligations • How to deal with a tenancy dispute • How to challenge a decision of a Landlord, Housing NZ or Tribunal Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • Landlord complaint form • Tenancy Agreement Template •   Bond Lodgment Forms

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CONSUMER LAW OUR CONSUMER LAW WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • • • •

Credit Contracts / Hire Purchase Scams & Misrepresentation Fair Trading Act 1986 Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 Debt Recovery, Finances & Repossession Buying, Selling, Borrowing & Auctions Disputes Tribunal & Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Consumers • New Migrants • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Citizens’ Advice Bureau • Budgeting Services • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of consumer law • Awareness of consumer rights and obligations • How to deal with a consumer dispute • Tribunal Application process Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • Disputes Tribunal / Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal Forms • Consumer information pamphlets  

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TRAFFIC LAW OUR TRAFFIC LAW WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • •

New Zealand Road Code Police Stops & ‘Boy Racing’ Traffic infringements, parking & speeding fines Alcohol, drugs and driving Licensing, Disqualification & Suspension

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Learner, Restricted & Full Drivers Licence Holders • New Migrants • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Citizens’ Advice Bureau • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of traffic law • Awareness of drivers rights and obligations • How to deal with traffic infringements and fines • Acquire information on obtaining a driver’s licence Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • Licence Application Forms •   Traffic & Driving information pamphlets

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NEIGHBOURHOOD DISPUTES OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD DISPUTES WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • •

Pets & Nuisances Unreasonable Noise & Sound Control Tree Disputes Fencing Act 1978 Council Regulations and By-Laws

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Renters, Boarder/Flat-mates & Land lords • Property Managers • New Migrants • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of resolving neighbourhood disputes • Awareness of rights and obligations • Awareness of Council regulations and by-laws

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Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • Fencing Notice TEMPLATE • Neighbourhood information pamphlets  


YOUTH RIGHTS OUR YOUTH RIGHTS WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • • • •

Education, Discipline, Suspension & Expulsion Youth Rights & Youth Justice Police & Youth Offending Care & Protection (CYFS) Alternative Education Bullying & Online Safety Cultural and Family Matters

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Students, Youth, Teachers, Parents • Caregivers, Youth / Social workers • Alternative Education Providers • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of youth rights and obligations • Awareness of youth justice system and youth offending • Awareness of youth support networks Resources available at these workshops (by prior request):  

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ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY OUR ENDURING COVERS: • • • • • •

POWERS

OF

ATTORNEY

WORKSHOP

Enduring Power of Attorney Welfare and Care & Personal Property Appointing a Welfare Guardian Appointing a Property Manager Wills and Estates Māori Land (Succession)

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • Senior Citizens / Elderly / Kaumātua • Caregivers, Family, Whānau • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of EPOA process • Awareness of elderly rights and obligations • Awareness of how to manage your affairs if you are unable to make such decisions yourself. Resources available at these workshops (by prior request):

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CARE OF CHILDREN OUR CARE OF CHILDREN WORKSHOP COVERS: Guardianship, Parenting orders & Leave Orders Care of Children Act 2004 Child Support, Paternity & DNA tests Child Youth and Families Services (CYFS) Parenting & Separation

• • • • •

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • Parents, Grandparents, Family, Whanau & Caregivers • Teachers, Tutors & Parenting Groups • Youth Workers • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of parental obligations & raising children effectively • Awareness of rights and obligations of children • Awareness of support networks for the vulnerable Resources available at these workshops (by prior request):  

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FAMILY VIOLENCE OUR FAMILY VIOLENCE WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • •

Domestic Violence & Abuse Protection Orders & Police Safety Orders Trespass & Police intervention Harassment & Restraining Orders Victim Support Information

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Family, Marae, Church groups • Vulnerable individuals • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • Citizens’ Advice Bureau

EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of the legal process for protecting the vulnerable • Awareness of support networks for victims of violence and their families. Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • Domestic Violence information packs  

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IMMIGRATION OUR IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • • •

Rights of Over stayers Work Residency & Work Visa Children Schooling Entitlements Domestic Violence Sponsorship Residency Visa

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • New Migrants • Potential Sponsors • Over Stayers • Immigration Advisors • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of immigration law • Awareness of visa & sponsorship application processes • Awareness of new migrant rights Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): •   Sponsorship & Visa Application Forms • Immigration NZ Forms

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NEW ZEALAND LEGAL SYSTEM OUR NZ LEGAL SYSTEMS WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • • •

NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990 Discrimination & Human Rights Act 1993 Passing a Bill into Laws Separation of Powers NZ Constitution Parliament (Roles & Powers)

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Students, Teachers, Parents • New Migrants, • Youth Workers, Tutors & others • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau • Policy and Justice Groups EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of the NZ Legal Systems and Parliamentary processes • Awareness of Civil, Social and Political rights and obligations • Support Networks for victims of Discrimination

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Resources available at these workshops (by prior request):


‘WINZ’ ENTITLEMENTS & BENEFITS OUR WINZ & BENFITS WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • •

Names & Categories of Benefits Benefit Reductions & Deductions Benefit Fraud Benefit Application, Review & Appeals Processes Housing New Zealand & Benefits

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • Beneficiaries, Youth, Unemployed, Elderly • New Migrants & Caregivers • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Citizens’ Advice Bureau • Community Organisations EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of Beneficiary Rights • Awareness of how to qualify & apply for a benefit • Awareness of how to have a WINZ decision reviewed or appealed Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • WINZ Application forms • Information pamphlets  

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PRIVACY LAW OUR PRIVACY LAW WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • • •

Online Privacy & Safety Personal Details Identity Theft Requests for Confidential Information Official Information Act 1982 & Privacy Act 1993 Ombudsman & Privacy Commissioner

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • New Migrants • Social Service Providers • Budgeting Services • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of privacy law • Awareness of how to keep you confidential information private • Awareness of who to contact if your privacy has been breached Resources available at these workshops (by prior request):   • Privacy Commissioner Complaint Forms 16


MĀORI LAND OUR MĀORI LAND WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • • •

Succession Process Māori Land Court applications and processes Searching for Māori Land Shares & Ownership Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Trusts, Wills & Māori Land

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • Maori Land Owners, Trustees, Incorporations • Iwi, Hapu & Whānau Groups • Runanga & Iwi Authorities • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of Māori Land Law & Maori Land Court processes/ applications. • Awareness of rights and obligations Trustees, Shareholders, Owners and descendants of Māori Land Owners Resources available at these workshops (by prior request): • Māori Land Court Application Forms  

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MINISTRY OF FISHERIES OUR FISHERIES WORKSHOP COVERS: • • • •

Fishing Quotas Health & Safety Recreational vs Commercial Fishing Fishing Prohibitions

THIS WORKSHOP IS A MUST FOR: • All New Zealand Citizens, Residents and Visitors • Fishing Clubs & Sports Groups • New Migrants • Social Service Providers • Not-for-profit organisations • Community & Neighbourhood Groups • Citizens’ Advice Bureau EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE: • Increased knowledge of Fishing Laws and Quotas • Awareness of rights and obligations • Awareness of Council regulations and by-laws Resources available at these workshops (by prior request):

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Programmes & Seminars We have a number of legal education sessions that are targeted at particular groups. These programmes include:

• • • •

Law in Schools Programme Law for Seniors Programme Law for Sports Teams / Clubs Programme Law for Churches Programme

We also hold regular public seminars on points of interest. Our seminars are usually facilitated by guest speakers & presenters. We are also available as guest presenters or speakers at community functions, events or summits. For more information on these programmes and seminars see the pages below.

 

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Law in Schools Free Legal Education Programme

Your children & students need to know their rights. We can help! Our FREE “Law in Schools” programme is designed to spread awareness of laws that apply to youth and youth rights. WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

“Law in Schools” is brought to you

We provide FREE legal education on:

through

a

community

between

Community

partnership

Legal

Services

Youth rights;

Cyber law (internet safety);

Bullying;

COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES SOUTH has

School discipline;

provided free legal services including

Truancy;

education to the community for the past

Youth & the Police;

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&

Consumer;

experienced legal educators who work

Tenancy; and

with community groups & individuals.

Employment.

South & Equal Justice Project.

years.

We

have

qualified

EQUAL JUSTICE PROJECT is a student run pro

bono

initiative

empowering

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

communities to seek equal access to

“Law in Schools” is perfect for students,

justice through education, service, and

school leavers, parents, teachers, tutors,

advocacy. EJP has run the “law in

board of trustees, and the community.

Schools”

programme

in

schools

for CONTACT US

For more information or to register for “Law in Schools” contact: Wi Pere Mita: wipere.mita@otaralaw.org.nz (09) 274 4966 ext(#) or EJP Schools Manager: community@equaljusticeproject.co.nz  

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LAW FOR SENIORS

Free Legal Education Programme

PROTECT YOUR FUTURE Have you sorted who will make decisions for you if you are unable to make decisions for yourself? Have you sorted who will take care of your affairs when you pass on? We can help! WHO WE ARE We are Community Legal Services South. We provide FREE legal services to our community and have done so for over 10 years. We have qualified lawyers and educators who work with community groups and individuals WHAT WE DO Our FREE “Law for Seniors” programme is designed to educate seniors on how to manage their affairs “Law for Seniors” covers: • • • • • • •

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPOA) Welfare and Care Personal Property Welfare Guardianship Order Property Manager Orders Wills Māori Land

We can also help you through the entire EPOA process.  

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? “Law for Seniors” is perfect for seniors, kaum tua/kuia, caregivers, families, retirees, medical centres/practitioners, elder support groups and others. HOW WOULD YOU BENEFIT? “Law for Seniors” will help you understand the importance of managing your affairs while you still can, and the steps you can take in the event that you are unable to manage your own affairs. CONTACT To register or for more information on the “Law for Seniors” programme, contact: Tu’ulata Titimanu: (09) 274 4966 ext (7) tuulata.titimanu@otaralaw.org.nz or Wi Pere Mita:wipere.mita@otaralaw.org.nz

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LAW FOR SPORTS TEAMS  

FREE Legal Education Programme Do you need help understanding the law surrounding sports? Want to set up a not-forprofit/charitable sports group? Want to know more about the rules, regulations and policies around sports? We can help! WHO WE ARE We are Community Legal Services South.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? “Law for Sports Teams” is perfect for

We provide FREE legal services to our

athletes,

community and have done so for over 10

executive

years. We have qualified lawyers and

schools,

sports

committees,

clubs,

sports

club

trustees,

referees and the community.

educators who work with community groups HOW WOULD YOU BENEFIT?

and individuals

“Law for Sports Teams” will help you understand how sports rules, regulations

WHAT WE DO Our

FREE

“Law

for

Sports

Teams”

and

policies

work.

It

will

also

help

programme is designed to educate sports

Governance Boards or Trustees understand

teams/clubs on:

their roles and responsibilities in running a sports team or club.

“Law for Sports Teams” covers: Rules & Constitutions; Regulations, By-laws & Policies; Sports Disputes/Disciplinary matters; Board & Governance; Charities & Funding; Refereeing & Coaching; Employment; and Immigration.

• • • • • • • •

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CONTACT To register or for more information on the “Law

for

Sports

Teams”

programme,

contact Johnny Nu’u on 09) 274 4966 ext(2) Johnny.nuu@otaralaw.org.nz


School Leaver’s Survival Kit  

Going Flatting or Boarding? Getting your first job? Buying your first car? Getting a driver’s license? This survival kit is a must for you!   WHO WE ARE We are Community Legal Services South Trust. We provide FREE legal services to our community and have done so for over 10 years. We have qualified lawyers and educators who work with community groups and individuals WHAT WE DO Our FREE “School Leaver’s Survival Kit” programme is designed to educate students on the transition from student to young adult and the rights & responsibilities involved with this transition. “School Leaver’s Survival Kit” covers: Renting, Flatting & Boarding Employment Buying a Car & Driver’s licenses Consumer (HPs, Loans & Credit Contracts) Paying Bills (Phone, Water, Power etc) Tertiary Study Laws, By-Laws and Council Regulations

 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? This programme is perfect for senior students moving on from Secondary School, First Year Tertiary Students. (national & international), Alternative Education institutions. HOW WOULD YOU BENEFIT? This programme will help you understand the rights, obligations & benefits of those moving from student life to adult life. CONTACT To register or for more information on the “School Leaver’s Survival Kit” programme, contact: Johnny Nu’u – (09) 274 4966 johnny.nuu@otaralaw.org.nz Wi Pere Mita – (09) 274 4966 wipere.mita@otaralaw.org.nz See our website for our other services: www.otaracommunitylawcentre.com



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