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Legal Support Assistant

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Auckland Region
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Job Description

Legal Support Assistant – Part time 20 hours

North Shore - Albany


  • Supportive and positive team
  • Interesting criminal defence environment
  • Excellent professional development and training opportunities

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


We are looking for a super organised, practical and enthusiastic person to join our team in our North Shore office, located in Albany, for 20 hours a week.  We are a small team of around 10 staff. It is a friendly and collegial team delivering professional services in a busy environment.


To be successful in this role you will need to be:


  • Well presented, with great customer service focus
  • Excellent phone manner and communication skills
  • a self-starter with proven initiative, common sense and enthusiasm
  • a team player
  • very organised
  • keen to learn about the world of criminal defence law


You will have a range of responsibilities including covering reception, answering phones, assisting our legal secretaries and supporting the office, copying, collating and filing legal documents.


As a key team member at the PDS you will have access to a very successful three-month induction programme for PDS administration staff.  You will also be able to attend monthly training sessions.


Salary will depend on skills and experience and commences at $37,538 (85% of band).


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

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