Junior Lawyer Appeals
New Zealand Government Jobs
Hamilton, New Zealand
7d ago

Job Description

Junior Lawyer Appeals (10 months Fixed Term), Hamilton Public Defence Service

MOJ / 1365274

  • This role does not include time in court or carrying a case load
  • You may also provide support to other lawyers
  • A passion for research and an analytical mind
  • Due to parental leave, a fixed term employment opportunity has become available for a junior lawyer interested in developing research, submission writing and critical analysis skills, through providing support on Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases undertaken by the Public Defence Service (PDS).

    You will support our Senior Lawyer (Appeals) with submissions, research, documentation and analysis in respect of appeals.

    This role will focus on Court of Appeal support work; you will also assist the Senior Lawyer (Appeals) with research, submissions and opinions on various legal matters.

    From time to time, as your workload allows, you may also provide support to other lawyers within the PDS with research, opinion and submission writing.

  • The successful candidate will ideally join our team in the central Hamilton office where the Senior Lawyer (Appeals) is based;
  • there is the possibility of being based in another PDS office, depending upon the level of experience of the successful applicant.

    To be successful you must have :

  • an interest in the big picture of criminal justice issues
  • proven, excellent legal writing skills
  • superior attention to detail
  • a passion for research and an analytical mind
  • This role does not include time in court or carrying a case load (though an internal applicant may be able to retain a small caseload).

    The position is a 10 month fixed term contract; however, if filled internally, there may be the possibility of two five month contracts.

    The PDS is New Zealand's largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases.

    Aimed at helping people access justice, we promote the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to our clients.

    The PDS is part of the Ministry of Justice and the wider justice sector. The ministry provides centralised business services, infrastructure and support to the work of the PDS.

    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)

    Please see the position description for this role for more information.

    Salary range : $51,335 - $60,000

    To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV, cover letter and a copy of your academic record. Applications close on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

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