Junior lawyer | Waitakere
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Junior Lawyer LSAT 16-22-106-1.pdf (PDF, 161KB)
|Application Close Date:||26-Mar-2017|
Junior Criminal Defence Lawyers Waitakere
• Focus on criminal defence – become an expert in your area of law
• Enjoy comprehensive professional development programmes and career opportunities
• Be the voice of justice for our communities’ most marginalised people
We are looking for a junior level lawyer who has completed (or is eligible to complete) duty lawyer training and has PAL 1 approval, and who has a strong desire to develop their career in the specialist area of criminal advocacy. The successful candidate will be joining our supportive and welcoming team of around 25 legal and support staff with a range of experience. This is a huge opportunity to develop in a busy and sometimes challenging environment 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. Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients. You will find challenge and satisfaction with a varied caseload, including trials and appearances. You will have expert and talented colleagues around who will mentor you and support your development to the next level of your career. The 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.
To be successful you must be passionate about criminal justice issues and:
• have a PAL1 and Duty Lawyer listing
• have confidence in your ability to develop credibility with judges, peers and others in the legal community
• enjoy sharing legal expertise, exchanging ideas and brainstorming
• 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.
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.
You never know what each day will bring. I love the rush the job can bring whilst being able to sit and critically think about a legal issue. (Claire)
APPLY and complete the application form, attaching your CV, cover letter and a copy of your academic record.
Applications close on Sunday 26 March 2017.