Auckland Disability Law (ADL) Timeline of Achievements and Activities


6 November 2007 – First Interim ADL Steering Group Meeting.  For its first two years, ADL was supported by the Mangere Community Law Centre and the Auckland Community Legal Services Development Committee. 


15 May 2008 – Auckland Disability Law was launched with a function at AUT, Auckland.


9 June 2009 – Auckland Disability Law becomes an independent community law centre (CLC) when it was registered as an Incorporated Society.


The Save Disability Law campaign was launched in response to attempts to withdraw funding from ADL.  ADL, like all CLCs, lost its Ministry of Justice law reform funding. 


ADL presented the Community Advocacy Legal Education Programme which included seven sessions for Disabled People on legal rights and entitlements.   


ADL was the Project Coordinator and worked with Disabled People, plus 25 disability organisations and groups, to produce the Auckland Shadow Report on the UNCRPD.  The Auckland Shadow Report was submitted to the UN Monitoring Committee in 2014. 


ADL, in partnership with CCS Disability Action, presented a nationwide disability legal education programme with people they support and CCS staff.  ADL delivered 58 education sessions across Aotearoa New Zealand.


ADL worked on the Supported Decision Making Project which involved the two-day The Conversation: Supported Decision Making Hui, April 2016, and the production of supported decision making resources. 


ADL worked on the Promoting Access to Justice for New Zealand Sign Language Users project with the Deaf community and CLCs. 


ADL launched its annual community based legal education programme, Unpacking Disability Law, which is a ten session series on disability related legal topics. 

ADL re-established its law reform programme.


ADL undertook community consultation with disability community members, disability organisations and CLCs on a National Disability Legal Service and produced a proposal for an ADL run national service.     


ADL celebrated its 10th Anniversary.