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Launch of CBA Migrant Legal Advisory Clinic

Wednesday, May 10, 2017   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: law, Advocacy, justice, migrants, services

CBA LogoThe Canterbury Business Association (CBA) have launched the Migrant Legal Advisory Clinic. Whilst it was imagined to be a necessary service; it had not occurred to CBA just how many people - especially migrants - require assistance and currently do not get access to legal advice that is accessible, affordable and works to resolves their issues.

CBA are glad that the Clinic has begun to hear cases and offer advice. Two difficult immigration matters for two families have successfully and quickly been resolved, and other cases are being looked at. Thanks to the students and their supervisor Jen Bensley for the great work and the time they are devoting to the cases.

CBA greatly thanks MPs Denise Roche, Ruth Dyson and Poto Williams along with Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy and the ethnic community leaders for attended the launch of the service in April. CBA also want to say thank you to Dr Christina Stringer from University of Auckland for her presentation from her insightful research. 

The CBA Migrant Legal Advisory Clinic aims to bring fairer outcomes for migrants in employment and immigration, with their advocacy and efforts to offer access to justice. Good business practices and a good country are where avenues to legal redress and a fairer playing field are made equally and easily accessible for all.

Contact the CBA Legal Clinic with your legal question (03 379 4222, legalhelp[at]canterburybusiness.org.nz or text 027 273 8815).

The CBA Legal Clinic is open at 301 Tuam Street by appointment on Thursdays from 3 to 4.30pm.

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