Lawyers Support Fund
Lawyers wanting to support their Canterbury colleagues who are facing stress and hardship after the earthquake are being encouraged to donate to a support fund.
The fund was set up after the first Canterbury earthquake in September 2010 by NZLS Vice President Anne Stevens under the umbrella of the Society’s Canterbury-Westland Branch benevolent fund. The benevolent fund is a charitable fund that exists to help lawyers facing hardship and the special account is specifically for helping lawyers affected by the earthquake.
How to donate
Lawyers who wish to support their colleagues in Canterbury may make deposits directly to The No 2 account SBS 031355 0561709 00 - Canterbury Lawyers EQ Fund. This account is independent of Canterbury-Westland branch Council control and is presided over by three non-Council member trustees (John Woodward, Rachel Duningham and David Lang). The trustees are guided by the views of the current current council on any application.
How to request a receipt
The Lawyers Support Fund is a registered charity. Receipts will be issued for larger donations on request. To make such a request, email John Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org.