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Appearing in Court
Lawyers Tania Williams Blyth, Kiriana Tan and retired Family Court Judge, John Adams, scripted and produced a series of videos with funding from the New Zealand Law Foundation and supported by the University of Waikato's Te Piringa - Faculty of Law.
The 2016 AMINZ and AMI conference was held in Queenstown in March, and Ebborn Law is proud to have once again been a sponsor.
Erin Ebborn attended both the 2015 and 2016 conferences and has reflected on the high quality of the material presented and the huge potential in this country for mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Click on the logo above to visit the AMINZ website and find out more.
Ebborn Law received a surprise thank you from the family violence sector, being presented with a taonga in the form of a double koru by the Chair of the Canterbury Family Violence Collective.
The Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration is a community of over forty organisations and agencies that work within the wider family violence sector in Canterbury.
The members work to improve and enhance the total response to family violence through system-wide innovation and improvement.
As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering access to justice, Ebborn Law developed Project Wheel - a holistic methodology to identify our client's vulnerabilities and offer to link them into appropriate community-based social services.
Take a look at the work of the Canterbury Family Violence Collective here.
About Ebborn Law
For a number of years Ebborn Law has been disrupting the legal marketplace. We are known not only for a high quality of advocacy, but also for being innovative, adopting technology, sharing our knowledge with the wider profession and finding new ways to support our clients.
Family law is our specialty
Our approach is to be flexible to your needs and to do things that make life easier for our clients, so we have longer opening hours, we accept both private and legally-aided clients and offer a variety of products to help you with your legal matters - including fixed fees!
Ebborn Law is the largest provider of family legal aid in the South Island. We also provide FLAS - the Family Legal Advice Service and offer a holistic approach to helping clients navigate the family justice system.
We are always looking to the future to see how we can lead the way in providing family law in New Zealand. We also like to be actively involved in community: buying from local suppliers where we can, providing an excellent workplace and supporting our clients to link to social service providers.
You can engage with us from the comfort of your own home if you choose: we are VLaw enabled practitioners, and provide video linked services to any part of New Zealand (including Chatham Islands) and overseas.
Visiting Family in Prison
On 1 September 2016 the Department of Corrections changed their policy about who can visit someone in prison. If there previously was a parenting order that provided for children to have contact with someone in prison then that contact could usually occur without an issue.
The changes mean that anybody (child or adult) who wishes to have contact with someone in prison, must now be approved as a visitor. Contact includes phone contact, as well as written contact such as letters and cards.
Click here to find out more information.
Family Law Workshops
This year, in partnership with Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) and supported by the New Zealand Law Foundation, Ebborn Law delivered a series of intensive four-hour workshops to a broad range of staff from social support and community services. We ran these workshops in Bulls, Rotorua, Whakatane, Gisborne, South Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson. Further workshops are planned this year for Northland.
Local workshops received positive support from other agencies as well, particularly the Rotorua District Community Law Centre and Rotorua Safer Families - Te Waiariki Purea, Baywide Community Law, Tairāwhiti Community Law Centre and Family Works.
Visit our Useful Info page for the information provided on the Family Justice System. We want to thank the participants for attending and engaging with us during the workshops, and our supporters SSPA and the NZ Law Foundation for providing this opportunity to promote legal education.
In 2015 Channel 9 Dunedin featured the workshop held at the Otago Museum on their news broadcast. Click here to view it online.
Ma whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi.
Our website contains all the information presented to social service and community providers during the 2016 workshop series. This has been made available through the support of NZ Law Foundation funding.
This information is provided under a Creative Commons licence, so you can distribute it however you wish. We do ask you note it came from us, as this information is subject to change from time-to-time.
Experienced and respected
With over 16 years as a family law litigator, Erin Ebborn offers sound advice and excellent representation. Her team covers the full spectrum of family matters, as well as relationship property and appeals and we are a major provider of legal aid and FLAS services.
Our team are active participants in the profession, variously holding positions on the executive board of the Family Law Section of NZLS, the Canterbury Family Court Association and the FLS committee of the Canterbury-Westland branch of the New Zealand Law Society.
How Much Does it Cost to See a Lawyer? Maybe not as much as you think, as the government provides assistance for some people through Legal Aid and FLAS. Here are the costs of initially talking to a lawyer:
Give our friendly staff a call on 339 2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live outside of Christchurch, you can call us on (0800) 339 223, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
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Support for men - contact the Canterbury Men's Centre