Intermediate Lawyer (PAL2) | Auckland Region
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - PDS Intermediate Lawyer PAL 2 .pdf (PDF, 173KB)
|Application Close Date:||23-May-2022|
Intermediate Criminal Defence Lawyer – PAL 2, Public Defence Service (PDS) - North Shore
Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role
We are looking for an Intermediate lawyer, with a speciality in criminal advocacy, to join our team in our North Shore office. We are a collegial and professional office of legal and support staff working in a busy environment with variety and challenge, and you will be joining an experienced and supportive team.
You will find challenge and satisfaction with the varied caseload, including high profile cases and the opportunity for High Court and Court of Appeal trials and appearances. You will have colleagues around you who you can learn from and who will support your development to the next level of your career, and a comprehensive professional development programme. The work comes to the PDS via Legal Aid and you will be supported by professional administrators.
He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience
To be successful you must be passionate about criminal justice issues and:
- Have a PAL 2 or 3 approval level and be qualified to practice law in New Zealand
- 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
- Be committed to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi
This is a challenging but truly satisfying job and our lawyers love what they do.
- Flexible working options available
- Exceptional training and professional development
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. In this role you are the voice of some of the most marginalised people in the criminal justice system.
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.
"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
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: The appointing salary for this role will be between $80,473 - $99,408 (85%-105%) based on skills and experience.
Applications close on: Monday, 23 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.
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