News Item

June 2012

Popular "Know Your Rights" TV series ends mid-July

The final 4 episodes of television series “Know Your Rights” will screen from 28-June to 19-July on Triangle Television.

This very successful 13-part series has been aimed at improving access to a range of legal information, particularly for those who have English as a second language or who do not have ready access to the law.

The Law Foundation has provided funding support for the production of this series, presented by Auckland barrister and journalist Catriona MacLennan. Law Foundation Director, Lynda Hagen says “This series fills an important need as people in low-income and disadvantaged communities often lack understanding of their fundamental legal rights”.

Presenter, Ms MacLennan, has worked in South Auckland over many years and has dealt with a wide range of legal problems commonly encountered by people on low incomes, including problems with oppressive loan agreements and difficulties with benefit entitlements.

The remaining programmes cover:

Schools Law -8.30pm Thurs 28-Jun (repeat 5.30pm Fri 29-Jun)

Traffic Law -8.30pm Thurs 5-Jul (repeat 5.30pm Fri 6-Jul)

How to get legal advice and help -8.30pm Thurs 12-Jul (repeat 5.30pm Fri 13-Jul)

Putting your affairs in order – 8.30pm Thurs 19-Jul (repeat 5.30pm Fri 20-Jul)

The programme is simultaneously e-cast on these websites:

The Law Foundation is providing funding of $19,500 for this project.