Free Legal Services

FREE LEGAL SERVICES

OUR FREE LEGAL SERVICES

We provide FREE legal advice, assistance, information and, in exceptional circumstances, representation in the following areas of law:

  • We are a Community Law Centre that delivers services to the residents of South Auckland that fit within our eligibility criteria. We have offices in Otara and Papakura with outreach services in Pukekohe.
  • We have skilled staff who provide free legal services of the highest quality.
  • We believe you deserve nothing less.
  • We can help you navigate the legal system ensuring we explain legal matters in a way that works for you.
  • We work hard to achieve the best possible results for you.
  • To access our legal services you must live in Counties Manukau, the Franklin District or Otahuhu and you must also meet our income eligibility criteria.
  • We also deliver Legal Education sessions to schools, marae, community groups and government agencies.
  • We do not provide legal services for commercial matters.
  • Housing New Zealand

  • Debt

  • Traffic

  • Tenancy (tenants only)

  • Civil Disputes

  • Employment Matters (employees only)

  • Criminal Law

  • Family Law

Community Law South Auckland gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Thomson Reuters for providing us access to Westlaw for our legal research needs. Ngā mihi nui.

LEGAL SERVICES ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for our services you must:

  • Reside in South Auckland (Except Mangere), Franklin and Otahuhu;

  • Not qualify for legal aid; and

  • Have an annual gross income below the following:
    $34,320 (single person)
    $43,437 (1 dependent – spouse/partner or 1 child)
    $62,381 (2 dependents – spouse/partner or children)
    $70,888 (3 dependents – spouse/partner or children)
    $79,205 (4 dependents – spouse/partner or children)
    $88,552 (5 dependents – spouse/partner or children);

  • You must provide photo I.D (passport or drivers license);

  • You must provide proof of address

  • You must provide proof of income.

FAQ

Although your situation may seem like you are the only person who has ever gone through it, you can rest assured you are not alone.

Some of the most commonly asked legal questions are answered here.

CLSA RESOURCES – FREE LEGAL SERVICES COVERED

There are many different areas of the law that affect our lives every day. Knowing where to get advice and information can be confusing so we have put together a useful guide in the various languages that CLSA are fluent in. If you wish to arrange a free legal consultation please get in touch to start the process.

ENGLISH SERVICE PAMPHLET
TONGAN SERVICE PAMPHLET
MAORI SERVICE PAMPHLET
SAMOAN SERVICE PAMPHLET