Supervised Provider | Waikato
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - PDS Junior Lawyer - Supervised Provider.pdf (PDF, 126KB)
|Application Close Date:||22-May-2022|
Supervised Provider - Junior Criminal Defence Lawyer, Public Defence Service (PDS) - Hamilton
Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role
We are looking for a Junior lawyer with a speciality in criminal advocacy, holding a duty lawyer listing would be optimal but is not essential, to join the team in our Hamilton 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 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.
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
- Be committed to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi
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.
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.
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)
- Flexible working options available
- Laptop and mobile phone provided
- Exceptional training and professional development
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.
Salary Range: PDS2 $53,124 - $65,623 (85 - 105%) based on skills and experience.
Applications close on: Sunday, 22 May 2022
The Ministry's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its employees. We already have existing protocols in place to provide a safe workplace. We're now strengthening those protocols with a COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring that all roles across Te Tāhū o te Ture are carried out by people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All candidates are required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of the application process.