Community Law Otago

Free legal help


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

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.

Contact us by ringing 03 4741922, or 0800169 333, or come to one of our advice clinics at Floor 1 169 Princes Street Dunedin.
Summer Hours November 2018-March 2019:  (NOTE: We are closed Friday 21 December 2018 and reopen Tuesday 15th January 2019)

Tuesday Afternoon 12.30-2.00pm
Tuesday Evening 5.30-7.30pm
Thursday Evening 5.30-7.30pm
Friday Afternoon 12.30-2.00pm

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 promote the honouring 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