Junior Criminal Defence Lawyer
Ministry of Justice
Auckland, Newzealand
3d ago
source : Hireejobs

Junior Criminal Defence Lawyer Manukau We are looking for a junior level lawyer who has completed or is eligible to complete duty lawyer training and has obtained or is close to obtaining PAL 1 approval and who has a strong desire to develop their career in the specialist area of criminal advocacy We have clients at the Manukau Papakura and Pukekohe District Courts as well as the higher courts We are a team of 55 legal and support staff in a busy and sometimes demanding environment with variety and challenge and you will join a diverse and supportive team in one of the fastest growing communities in the country You will find challenge and satisfaction with a varied caseload including trials and appearances You will have expert and talented colleagues around who will mentor you and support your development to the next level of your career The PDS is well known for its comprehensive professional development programme in criminal litigation and is considered an excellent training ground and full of opportunities for a successful legal career To be successful you must be passionate about criminal justice issues and be qualified to practice law in New Zealand You will be developing an ability to build credibility with judges peers and others in the legal community As an important member of a closeknit team you will enjoy exchanging ideas and brainstorming and providing support and light relief when required You will have empathy and the ability to relate to a wide range of people This is a challenging but truly satisfying job and our lawyers love what they do There is always something new to learn which contributes positively to my experience as a Junior Lawyer this is due to the variety of cases that PDS undertake and the supervision and support that is available to us PDS is a fantastic training ground for new lawyers Sophia Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve Its important to us that our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe supported and able to be themselves at work We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated How to apply To apply click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website You can view a detailed position description at the site as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter For tracking purposes all applications must be submitted via our online process Applications close on 19 January If you have any questions please contact recruitment justice govt nz

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