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Assistant Crown Counsel - Constitutional & Human Rights Team

Crown Law Office
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
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Job Description

At Crown Law you will immerse yourself in some of this country's most important and high profile legal issues. You will work with leading public lawyers and find professional challenges that you won't find anywhere else. It is rewarding and challenging work that will see you making your mark. On top of that we offer an open and flexible work environment and unique career development opportunities.

  • Gain excellent public law and litigation and advice experience
  • Work with senior barristers and recognised public law experts
  • Opportunities for appearances for the Crown in the High Court and appellate courts
  • Opportunities to advise government in the development of policy and law reform
  • Benefit from active career development through mentoring, training and Government Legal Network opportunities
  • Quality ICT support

Counsel in the Crown Law Office conduct leading public law litigation, and appear at all levels of the courts. Counsel also advise on legal risk and solutions in relation to complex policy issues. We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Crown Counsel in our Constitutional and Human Rights Team.

The Constitutional & Human Rights team provides advice and legal representation for the Crown on human rights issues, including discrimination, police civil litigation, prisoners' rights and New Zealand's obligations under international human rights frameworks. The team advises on constitutional issues, including electoral law and charities law, and on international law. The Team frequently works with other teams within Crown Law; ensuring advice provided to its clients reflects human rights implications and obligations where appropriate.

We are seeking to appoint a lawyer with up to four years post admission experience to the role of Assistant Crown Counsel. Successful candidates will have a strong academic record, excellent written and oral communication skills and an interest in constitutional and human rights law. You will have proven legal research skills and will also be able to demonstrate an ability to deliver highly effective client service while working in a busy team environment.

All applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript, citing the above vacancy. Please send applications to

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 25 October 2017.

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