Legal Education Facilitator (PART TIME FIXED TERM UNTIL 4 NOVEMBER 2016) (11/23/2015) - A unique opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and passionate educator to join YouthLaw Aotearoa, a community law centre for children and young people under 25, while a staff member is on parental leave.   You will be working as part of a team delivering our education programme on youth rights to young people and those [...]
New Video with tips about buying a car from a private seller! (9/28/2015) - Looking at buying a new car from a private seller – either online (e.g. Trademe/FB) or in person? Make sure you read these tips before spending your $! Watch it on Youtube now:
Have your say in how your rights at work can be communicated to you! (9/15/2015) - The Working Women’s Resource Centre are doing some research into ways organisations communicate with young people about their rights at work. As part of this research, they have launched an online survey asking young people about how they currently engage with organisations to get information about their work rights and what issues they have had [...]
YouthLaw Aotearoa Call for Nominations and Remits (7/20/2015) - YouthLaw will be holding its AGM later this year. Members will be sent formal notice of the AGM stating the date and location of the AGM, the business to be transacted and the names of nominees for election in due course and pursuant to the Rules.  At this time we would like to call for [...]
New Cyberbullying Laws from July 2015 (7/10/2015) - Cyberbullying Law NZ 2015  
what’s the new minimum wage? (4/1/2015) - Check out our new video on the minimum wage! Minimum Wage 2015
Judge quashes Green Bay High School’s decision to suspend then exclude special needs student (2/24/2014) - The Honourable Justice Faire has released his decision after a hearing at the High Court last Wednesday 19th February 2014 where lawyers for the 14 year old boy with special needs sought a judicial review of Green Bay High School’s decision to exclude him in July 2013. The Judge quashed the decision by Green Bay [...]
New education law resource available (2/21/2014) - ‘School Disciplinary Procedures: Stand-downs, Suspensions, Exclusions and Expulsions A guide for parents and supporters of young people’ An A4 foldable brochure available here.
YouthLaw in the media (2/20/2014) - Coverage of YouthLaw’s recent discrimination court case: NZ Herald: Family go to court over dyslexic boy’s exclusion NZ Herald: School lawyers blame Ministry in Asperger’s expulsion Radio NZ: Ministry has plan for excluded boy TV3: Student with Asperger’s excluded from school
YouthLaw supports 14 year old special needs student taking school to court for discrimination. (2/20/2014) - Press Release 17 February 2014 A student with a diagnosis of Asperger’s and dyslexia was excluded from Green Bay High by the Board of Trustees in July 2013.  He has been out of school for ten months. “A”, who has been granted name suppression due to his age, approached YouthLaw for help and filed court proceedings [...]