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0800 650 654 24/7 Victims Information Line

Legal assistance

If you are a victim of a crime you do not need to have a lawyer. But if you are unsure of your legal rights, or need help with other things – like family law matters – because of the crime, you may want to talk to a lawyer.

You can get free advice from:

Citizens Advice Bureau
Get free and confidential advice, support and information
Phone: 0800 367 222
Website: www.cab.org.nz(external link)

Community Law Centres
Provides free initial legal advice to help you deal with your problem quickly
See the website to find your local centre
Website: www.communitylaw.org.nz(external link)

Youth Law
Provides free legal services for all children and young people under 25
Phone: 0800 884 529
Website: www.youthlaw.co.nz(external link)

You can also search for a lawyer:

New Zealand Law Society
Has an online search function to find a lawyer in New Zealand
Phone: 0800 22 30 30
Website: www.lawsociety.org.nz(external link)

Family lawyers
Has an online search function to find a family lawyer in New Zealand
Phone: (04) 472 7837
Website: www.familylaw.org.nz(external link)

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