Welcome to

Legal Information Service

and the

Legal Resource Manual



Legal Information Service (LIS) Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation established to make accessible in plain language people's rights and entitlements under New Zealand Law. It was incorporated in 1981.

LIS does not directly provide legal advice or services.

We research, collate and publish vital welfare and social law information for people in need or who are working for the welfare of others.

The Legal Resource Manual, our key publication, is constantly updated as laws change.

We rely on funding from purchasers and subscribers to maintain our services. Many groups, because of their lack of funding or place in the community receive the Manual at greatly reduced prices.

Throughout New Zealand, CABx, libraries, budgeting services, law firms, government bodies and many community groups subscribe to the Manual and in turn make the information available to their users and members.

Professional lawyers and commentators are involved throughout the writing, editorial and committee work of LIS, often voluntarily providing their skill and knowledge.

It is important to LIS that the information we publish reaches people who need it and those able to assist others.

Legal Information Service Inc. (LIS) -
PO Box 6125
Wellesley St
Auckland, New Zealand

Phone (64) (-9) 376-9383 & Fax (-9) 376-9388


Contact LIS (office@lis.co.nz)


Peter Klein (LIS Secretary)
Site by Peter Klein (LIS Secretary) - LL.B Auckland 1977



Law Society - New Zealand

Legal Services Agency

Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB (New Zealand Association)