Junior Criminal Defence Lawyer
Fixed Term role nine months
Te āhuatunga a te tūranga / About the Role
We are looking for a junior lawyer who has a strong desire to develop their career in the specialist area of criminal advocacy.
This a fixed term nine-month role (parental leave cover).
You will find challenge and satisfaction with a varied caseload, including regular court appearances and trials. 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.
Mō te tīma / About our Team
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.
You will join a diverse and supportive team in one of the fastest growing communities in the country.
This is a challenging but truly satisfying job and our lawyers love what they do
He pūkenga tou / Skills and Experience
Ideally you will have a PAL 1 approval with Legal Aid Services (or the ability to gain such a listing) and have completed duty lawyer training, applications will be considered from listed supervised providers.
This is not, however, a graduate role as we are looking for a lawyer with advocacy experience.
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 close-knit team you will enjoy exchanging ideas and brainstorming solutions. You will have empathy and the ability to relate to a wide range of people. .
Tono mai / How to Apply
APPLY and complete the application form, attaching your CV, cover letter and a copy of your academic record.
Applications close on 20 May 2020. The salary range for this role is $ 51,849 - $67,098 If you have any questions please contact recruitment justice.govt.nz