Legal Services

Legal Services

UCSA does not provide legal advice or legal services. However, there are free legal services in the community if you need help.

Community Law Canterbury

Community Law Canterbury is a not-for-profit organisation that provides accessible and quality legal help to people in Canterbury and the West Coast. Community Law Canterbury offers general legal advice service, information services, specialist advice, and education services.

Contact them using their Online form, Phone: (03) 366 6870 or 0508 CANLAW (0508 226 529), Text: 027 537 0156, or Email:

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone, and help them understand their rights and how to access services they need.

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau may be able to arrange free general legal advice from a lawyer at specific times for you. They can also help you find other free legal services in your area.

Contact them by Calling: 0800 367 222, Live chat on their website, send them a message, or visit them at a CAB location near you.

YouthLaw Aotearoa

YouthLaw Aotearoa is a free community law centre for children and young people under the age of 25. They provide free legal services nationwide. They are a registered charity and are part of the community law centre network, and are the only organisation that provides free legal services for young people across NZ.

Contact them by Phone: 0800 UTHLAW (884 529) or on their Advice Line.