Order Community Law Manual with SSPA

The Community Law Manual covers practical everyday topics, with 34 chapters about Employment, Consumer rights, Legal aid, Police powers, WINZ, Tenancy and housing and more.

Help yourself to help others by making sure you have the most recent copy of the Community Law Manual. To help people, we must equip them with the knowledge to help themselves.

The online version is not accessible to all. Community Law will always publish the information online for free to reach as many New Zealanders as we can. However, finding information online creates a barrier to accessibility for some, including the most vulnerable among us. We urge social service providers to have a hard copy available in an accessible space for anyone to pick up and read.

By buying a copy of the Community Law Manual, you're directly contributing to a more accessible justice system for all Kiwis. Purchasing a hard copy of the Manual enables us to keep updating and improving it, year after year, and to continue to publish free legal information online.

It has a brand new chapter on Disability rights and several other chapters were rewritten to be even more practical and accessible. The new Disability rights chapter breaks down really complicated areas of law such as accessibility, discrimination, "reasonable accommodation", housing, education and many other related topics including your rights to use New Zealand Sign Language. For community service providers, this chapter alone is a must-have. Traversing areas never before covered by any legal resource in New Zealand, the chapter has been created in collaboration with disabled people and organisations from around the country.

Special rates for SSPA network

Standard price is $150(+GST) per copy, but Community Law Centre offers bulk rates as follows.

With postage:

20+: $132.5 per copy
50+: $122.5 per copy
100+: $107.5 per copy
(+ service fee of $5 and GST)

Interest registration will be closed on 20 July at 5.00pm.

How does it work?

SSPA collect your postal address and invoice details. SSPA will purchase copies on behalf of you and they will be dispatched from Community Law Centre directly to you.
SSPA will invoice you for a reimbursement once your order is placed. The cost will vary depending on the volume of order.

Event Properties

Event Date 13-06-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price TBA
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Past events

Events Archive

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

22 March in New Plymouth. 

Event Date 22-03-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 22-03-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 21-03-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 80
Individual Price $70/ $80

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

15 February in Westport. 

Event Date 15-02-2019 8:45 am
Event End Date 15-02-2019 3:45 pm
Cut off date 14-02-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 60
Individual Price $70/ $80

Unfortunately due to the facilitator no longer being available on this date we have regrettably had to cancel this workshop.  We sincerely apologise for this.


Event Date 08-02-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-02-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-01-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $100/ $120

Engaging with Trauma is a practical, interactive workshop that uses a range of awareness and sensory modulation tools to aid in the development of resilience, emotional processing skills and safe grounding when working with people who have experienced trauma.

Led by Dr Janine Joyce, social worker and lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, this is a skills-development workshop that builds on Nicola Atwool’s popular series of seminars on trauma-informed practice.


Event Date 05-02-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-02-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 04-02-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $100/ $120

RASNZ is a specialist mental health agency that works with former refugee clients based in Auckland.

Keeping with our goal of supporting services working with former refugee clients, we are delivering a one-day training for health and allied professionals who support clients from a former refugee background.


Event Date 30-11-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 30-11-2018 4:30 pm
Cut off date 29-11-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $70/ $90