A world without The Community Law Manual?
- Date: Thursday, 5 July, 2018
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free. No book required.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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What's the Community Law Manual?
If you’ve ever needed quick, free legal information, chances are you’ve read The Community Law Manual. The panel discussion will explore the role of The Community Law Manual as a resource for social justice and empowering the most vulnerable in society to know their rights within the law.
Over a million people access The Manual online every year. Service providers all around the country rely on it as the most trusted legal resource of its kind. But what if it didn't exist?
The Community Law Manual is a unique resource that is:
- written in accessible language, and
- targeted at those least likely to have access to legal services.
Conversation with past and present editors
Together with past and present editors, we will look at the evolution of the Community Law Manual from its early days as a simple ring-bound legal reference, to a comprehensive book over 1000-pages long that is updated and improved.
It is an opportunity to celebrate The Manual, to chart a course into the future, and to discuss the contribution of grassroots publishing to social justice.
About the speakers
Krissi Smith, Publishing Director — Krissi is the current Publishing Director at Community Law with over ten years’ experience in publishing and editing. Krissi has a background in Te Reo Māori, social justice and activism and has been with Community Law three years.
Nadine Hura, Communications Advisor — Nadine is a researcher and writer of Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi and Pākehā whakapa. She is the newly appointed Communications Advisor at Community Law.
Alexandra Kibble — is a writer, editor and community worker who lives with her partner and kids north of Wellington. She cut her teeth in radical book publishing in Australia and Latin America before moving to Aotearoa New Zealand and the Community Law movement here. Alex was involved in re-shaping the publishing programme of Community Law, including its online presence and its flagship Community Law Manual
Cover of Community Law Manual 2018 to 2019