The Equal Justice Project is a student run pro bono initiative empowering communities to seek equal access to justice through education, service, and advocacy. It is entirely run and led by students from the University of Auckland, Faculty of Law. Their volunteers have in the past worked with a range of practitioners, not-for-profit organisations, government departments, and the general public to increase access to the law.
We are a member of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa (CLCA), the national body for community law centres. CLCA aims to: represent the interests of Community Law Centres; Provide information, networking, advocacy, communication, support and liaison services; Assist coordination between Community Law Centres; Facilitate and support centres to maintain high quality services; Seek resources; Represent centres as a collective to negotiate funding arrangements with the government; Affirm and adhere to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi. CLCA is based in Wellington, and has elected board members from across Aotearoa, many of whom are also closely associated with their local Community Law Centre.