Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Citizen’s Advice Bureaux in New Zealand

I received an email from Shelley Brown, Reference Librarian of New Westminster Public Library:

"Hi Janet,

I was looking at older postings on the LawMatters Blog and I saw your mention of the Legal Information Access Centre in NSW, Aus. I was wondering if you were familiar with the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux in New Zealand? Often they’re housed in libraries and are a very useful way of making legal information available to the public.
Hope this information is useful!

Cheers,
Shelley "

Apparently the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux are run mostly with volunteers, and are an independent social service with a variety of funders, and use a similar model to those in England and Australia. They seem to be a good way to get legal information out to rural as well as urban centres. Thanks for the reference, Shelley!

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