Supervised Provider at NZ Ministry of Justice, Wellington City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role
We are looking for a Junior Jawyer with a speciality in criminal advocacy, holding a duty lawyer listing would be optimal but is not essential, to join the team in our Wellington office. We are a dynamic team of dedicated legal and support staff. It is a busy and varied workplace and we work well as a team, supporting one-another and sharing knowledge and experience.
You will find challenge and satisfaction with a varied caseload. You will have expert and talented colleagues around who will mentor you and support your development to the next level of your career. The Public Defence Service (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.
Flexible working options available
Laptop and mobile phone provided
Exceptional training and professional development
He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience
To be successful you must:
Be passionate about criminal justice issues
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 - 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.
Mō te tīma/About our Team
The Public Defence Service (PDS) provides high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases. Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its 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.
Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure 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 and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
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)
Tono mai/How to Apply
To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.
The appointing salary for this role will be between $53,124 and $69,373 based on skills and experience.
Applications close on 8 February 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Justice|
|Category:||Legal & courts|
|Attachment:||Position Description - PDS Junior Lawyer - Supervised Provider.pdf (PDF, 223KB)
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