Community Law Otago

Free legal help


We provide free legal information, representation and education to the people of Otago. 
Due to COVID 19 CLO offices face to face advice clinics have been suspended until further notice.
For free legal advice please contact us as follows:

Telephone: (03) 474 1922 / 0800 169 333
Website: – Go to the ‘Contact’ page
Facebook Messenger: through Community Law Otago Facebook page

We hope we can resume our face to face services soon.
Information about these 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
Website: contact
Facebook Messenger: through this page

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.