Legal aid lawyers

UPDATE 20 October 2021:The Auckland region and some areas of Waikato, including Hamilton City, are at COVID-19 Alert Level 3. The remainder of Aotearoa New Zealand is at Delta Alert Level 2.

Courts remain an essential service throughout all COVID-19 alert levels but will operate differently.

Please check the Courts of NZ website for the latest court protocols:

Courts of New Zealand - court protocols(external link) 

Please do not come to the courthouse if you are feeling unwell. Contact 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787) if you cannot enter the courthouse or are not sure whether to attend.  

Find contact details for a court or tribunal  

Update on Legal Aid Services’ response to COVID-19

Please refer to What’s New for Legal Aid Lawyers for any updates on legal aid polices in response to the current Alert Level.

What’s New for Legal Aid Lawyers  

Health and safety measures

We are following Ministry of Health guidelines to protect the health and safety of all court participants and staff. Follow the link above to court protocols for information applicable to your region, including requirements for wearing face coverings.

Court participants are strongly encouraged to download the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan the COVID-19 QR code using their mobile devices.

You can download the latest Health and Safety Factsheet when it becomes available from the top of our COVID-19 information page.

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