LEGAL WORK - Honorary Lawyer



ANZMES is a National Organisation that is a Charity and Incorporated Society who gives information and support to those with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Tapanui Flu).ANZMES does lobby for those with the illness to get better home help services etc.

We are looking for an Honorary Lawyer to be able to give advice from time to time on any legal matters. Looking for a person with sound judgment and decision-making with outstanding problem-solving and communication skills.


A legal lawyer to help give advice when needed on any legal matters.


The ANZMES office is situated in Community House, Moray Place, Dunedin.

This position can be undertaken from anywhere in NZ.


The start date is from September 2020 and no end date. Services are only required from time to time.


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We will give resources on the illness ME/CFS and be available when needed to talk though any problems or the matter needing help with.


A little about ANZMES

To provide support for and publish and distribute information to groups and individuals suffering from or interested in ME/CFS including their families and carers.

To provide a National focus for and to represent individual sufferers and support groups for ME/CFS in New Zealand.

To promote research into the study of ME/CFS, and of the causes and treatments of this disease and to liaise internationally and keep abreast of current research.

To maintain ANZMES position as advisory body in this area of ME/CFS.

To raise awareness of ME/CFS by educating health professionals and the wider community about this medical condition.

To produce a regular publication to all subscribing members to disseminate information and support.

We provide information, support and practical advice for people, families and carers affected by ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). We also fund and support research, and offer education and training. ME/CFS is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Symptoms affect several body systems and may include weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and/or mental concentration, and insomnia, which can result in reduced participation in daily activities. ME/CFS is known by many other names such as Tapanui Flu, Yuppie Flu etc.

In New Zealand, it is estimated that there are around 20,000 sufferers. ME/CFS is thought to afflict around 150,000 in the UK, and over one million in the US. The economic cost to each family with a sufferer has been estimated to be in the region of NZ$35-45,000 per year.