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We provide free legal information, assistance, representation and education to the people of Otago. 

Due to COVID 19 CLO offices face to face advice clinics have been suspended. As we move to Level 2, we will remain off site until we can prepare the premises for strictly limited numbers of face to face appointments.  We will update you as we go.
In the  meantime for free legal advice please contact us as follows:

Telephone: (03) 474 1922 / 0800 169 333 and leave a message with your name telephone number and address.

Website: www.communitylawotago.com/ – Go to the ‘Contact’ page – please include your name  telephone number and address when you email us.

Facebook Messenger: through Community Law Otago Facebook page -you will be directed to email or telephone, although messages are checked regularly.

Or please Email: reception@dclc.org.nz  and include your name address and telephone number.


Information about our legal services and how they usually operate is below:

We provide community legal services to meet unmet legal needs.

At drop-in free legal advice sessions, we provide you with initial legal information and advice. In special circumstances, we may take you on as an ongoing client.

We are also committed to informing and educating our community about legal rights and responsibilities. To do this, we produce a range of plain-English legal publications and provide legal education on different topics and in different formats.
Legal Education face to face sessions currently suspended until further notice

Clinic hours for 2020 (currently suspended until further notice):

For free legal advice please contact us as follows:
Telephone: (03) 474 1922 / 0800 169 333 and leave a message with your name telephone number and address
Website: www.communitylawotago.com/ contact through our ‘Contact’ page
Facebook Messenger: through CLO Facebook page – but better to email or telephone us.
Email: reception@dclc.org.nz   please remember to include your name, address and telephone number

Our Mission:

To provide a community legal service to meet unmet legal needs, including the provision of legal advice and the production of legal information resource material.

To inform and educate the community about their legal rights and obligations and the legal system.

To work within the articles of the Treaty of Waitangi and develop a partnership response with Tangata Whenua on the provision of legal services.

To initiate and work for appropriate law reform to assist individuals and groups in the community.

To aid and assist the development of the community law centre movement.