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Legal and Research Advisor

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Legal & courts
Auckland City
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Legal and Research Advisor (Permanent, Full time), Auckland Tribunals Unit


  • You are an excellent communicator
  • Have good computer skills
  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Law degree

Showcase your excellent legal research and writing skills, proactive attitude and exceptional communication skills to support the Tribunals' team and judiciary.

The Tribunals Unit provides support services to 28 tribunals, each with functions and powers to hear and resolve disputes between parties.  The Legal and Research Advisor plays a key role in the day-to-day support of the Tribunals Unit.  This role supports the judiciary and operational teams of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal, with opportunities to support other tribunals depending on capacity.

Duties include interpreting relevant legislative provisions, completing timely legal research and analysis, communicating your legal opinion, verbally and in writing, proofreading legal documents with a good eye for detail and drafting succinct summaries of legal decisions.

You are an excellent communicator, have good computer skills and a proven ability to provide quality and timely legal research services.  With strong attention for detail and exceptional organisation skills, you are proactive and friendly.  You work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines and are flexible, calm, resilient and able to take direction.  You must have completed a Bachelor of Law degree and have some experience or interest in dealing with immigration law.

Salary range: $56,050–$75,832.

To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter.  Applications close on Sunday 27 May 2018.


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