Auckland City, AucklandFull-time, ContractJudges' ClerkAuckland Metro AreaWe are looking for a talented individual to join our District Court as a Judges' Clerk within the Auckland Metro Area.
The role : The Judges Clerk will be expected to provide high quality research and support to District Court Judges and Community Magistrates, and to support the Judges and Community Magistrates in determining legal issues effectively.
About us and why you will enjoy working hereAt the Ministry of Justice, we deliver people centred services to provide access to justice for all.
Creating a continuous learning environment is important to us. As the successful applicant, you will bring your thirst for knowledge and improvement.
The District Courts Operational unit is comprised of four main jurisdictions Criminal, Family, Youth and Civil. It is responsible for providing the infrastructure and support necessary for the efficient and effective management of the Courts systems throughout New Zealand.
District Court Judges are assigned to local Courts, and typically work on circuit within a cluster of satellite Courts, but they may also be deployed on a wider regional basis or elsewhere in New Zealand.
It follows that Judges from other areas may be officiating in the local Court from time to time.As an organisation we empower our people with building their wellbeing knowledge, offering a range of wellbeing tools and support.
What you will need to be successfulWith pride in your work, you will strive to deliver a service to our customers with high accuracy and professionalism.
Our customers are diverse, and our workforce reflects this. This role is no different and would suit a variety of backgrounds.
Whether you have an interest in the Justice system, returning to the workforce, have a passion for working with customers this is your chance to join us on our journey to deliver people centred justice services for all.
You will have an LLB with a good academic record, excellent written communication skills, and good computer literacy.You are experienced at working independently towards deadlines, and able to manage the pressures of your workload while maintaining confidentiality.
You are also able to consider the practicality of outcomes as well as their legality.This position is for 2 years fixed term and you will be located at the Manukau District Court.
You are also required to include with your application : Copy of the transcript of your academic record.Provide an example of your recent legal research that you have completed preferably not more than two pages in length.
Applicants must be prepared to provide details of any criminal convictions and a Police check.Applications close on Friday 20 March 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact recruitment justice.govt.nzWhat nextOnly applicants with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this position.
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 processApplications close on 20 March 2020.