About the project

What is the project about?

We are inviting New Zealanders who have either tried to find the help of a lawyer or who have used a lawyer to assist them, to share stories of their experience. We are interested in hearing about what clients liked about the service they received or what they didn’t like. We are also interested in hearing about experiences of trying to find a lawyer.

Why are we asking for your story?

We believe it is important that law schools train future lawyers who understand clients’ needs and who offer services that clients want to use. We are asking New Zealanders to share their experience so that we can teach our students about what clients want from their lawyer – what clients like and don’t like about legal services – and about any difficulties clients have in finding a lawyer.

How will we use the stories?

The stories will be moderated and all identifying details will be removed. If you give us permission, the story may then be available online for anyone to read. We will use the posts for teaching a course in January-February 2019 about the legal profession and the future of legal practice.

Who are we?

We are the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre, a research centre hosted in the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Our staff conduct research and are also involved in teaching law students.