Current Opportunities

Crown Law takes pride in providing high level legal advice and representation to the Government in matters that affect all New Zealanders including crime, tax, the Treaty of Waitangi, human rights and New Zealand’s constitution. We have some of the finest legal minds in New Zealand. This could be your opportunity to work with them.

At Crown Law you will immerse yourself in some of this country’s most important and high profile cases. You will work with leading public lawyers and find professional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

 

 

Legal Secretary  - 10 month fixed term contract

Crown Law

 

Crown Law provides legal advice and representation services to the government in matters affecting the executive government, particularly in the areas of criminal, public and administrative law.

 

Our Legal and Support Services Group is a high-performing and collegial team who play an integral role in supporting the delivery of Crown legal services.  We are currently looking for a Legal Secretary to join us and provide high quality administrative support and secretarial services to our office.  This role is for a 10 month fixed term position based in Wellington. 

 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • a team player
  • focused on exceptional service delivery
  • highly organised with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks
  • an attention-to-detail person with a high standard of accuracy
  • IT literate with advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • experienced in providing administrative support and secretarial services (ideally within a legal or professional services environment)
  • competent in word processing with a minimum typing speed of 55+ wpm

 

If you are skilled in developing relationships with internal and external clients, flexible in your approach to work and willing to help other people when needed, (which will include mentoring and assisting with developing junior staff), then we would love to hear from you.

 

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records check.

 

All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae, citing the above vacancy and be sent to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

 Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 24 March 2017.

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Crown Counsel — Constitutional & Human Rights Team

Crown Law’s Constitutional & Human Rights Team provides advice to and legal representation for the Crown on human rights issues, including prisoners’ rights, police civil litigation, discrimination, privacy and New Zealand’s international obligations.

  • Gain excellent litigation and advice experience acting for public sector clients
  • Work with senior counsel and recognised experts
  • Appearances in the senior courts
  • Opportunities to advise government on legal risk, and in the development of policy and law reform
    • Active career development through mentoring, training and Government Legal Network opportunities

The Team also advises the Crown on constitutional issues, including charities and electoral law, and international law. We frequently work with other teams within Crown Law, ensuring that advice to clients and the Crown’s position in litigation reflects human rights implications and obligations.

The Team has a presence in Crown Law’s Wellington and Auckland offices, and is looking to appoint an additional counsel in Wellington to support its growing workload.

This Crown Counsel role would suit an experienced litigator with a demonstrable interest and experience in public law litigation, with particular expertise in human rights. Crown Counsel take a lead role in service delivery, holding themselves to the highest standards of professionalism and working directly with clients in a collaborative “all of government” way, assisted by Assistant Crown Counsel and support staff.

To apply, please email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

 

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Assistant Crown Counsel

 

Crown Law takes pride in providing high level legal advice and representation to the Government in matters that affect all New Zealanders including crime, tax,

The Treaty of Waitangi, human rights and New Zealand’s constitution. We have some of the finest legal minds in New Zealand.

This could be your opportunity to work with us and to develop a purposeful, intellectually-demanding career in the Government Legal Network.

 

We are now recruiting for Assistant Crown Counsel to join the Office. These are permanent positions and can be based in Wellington or Auckland,

In any of our legal teams. There is flexibility for start dates for appointed counsel between now and March 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for recent law graduates or junior lawyers with an excellent academic record and a passion for law.

 

At Crown Law you will immerse yourself in some of this country’s most important and high profile cases.

You will work with leading 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 can offer an open and flexible work environment and unique career development opportunities.

Our leadership role within the Government Legal Network (GLN) means we are well connected to the community of c. 1200 lawyers working across the Crown.

In addition to accessing internal Crown Law professional development opportunities, you will be able to attend a variety of GLN practice groups which will help you to remain up to date on emerging areas of law, form collegial relationships with a variety of senior practitioners, and to demonstrate leadership acumen by supporting a best practice across-government approach to legal risk management.

Assistant Crown Counsel will work under the supervision of Crown Counsel on most files but are expected to be able to run certain files with minimal supervision after some training.

While it would be desirable for you to have completed the Professional Legal Studies Course and hold (or be able to obtain) a current New Zealand practicing certificate, it is not essential that this process be completed prior to appointment.

 

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and will be required to complete a Ministry of Justice

Criminal Records Check.

 

All applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript. Applications should clearly cite the above vacancy and be sent to

hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

 

Applications close at 5pm on 5 April 2017

 

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Team Manager – Treaty of Waitangi Team

 

Crown Law takes pride in providing high quality, practical legal advice and representation to the Government in matters that affect all New Zealanders.

At Crown Law you will immerse yourself in some of this country’s most important and high profile cases. You will work with leading public lawyers and face 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 a collegial and flexible work environment and unique career development opportunities.

We are looking to appoint a Team Manager to lead one of our two Treaty of Waitangi teams within the Attorney General’s Group. The role involves the conduct of litigation in the courts and before the Waitangi Tribunal. The role also involves the provision of advice to all government departments on the Crown –Maori relationship, both historical and current, and in a dynamic and challenging political context.  Skills in leading a team of lawyers and managing performance, budgets and recruitment will be important.

 

We are looking for an experienced lawyer with an interest in Treaty law who is able to take a lead role in the team’s work and mentor and develop other counsel.

 

For a copy of the position description please go to the careers section of our website at www.crownlaw.govt.nz. To apply, please email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

 

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

 

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Crown Law plays a critical role in the Government Legal Network (GLN), which the Solicitor-General leads as head of profession.  The GLN is a collaboration of lawyers across the public service for the purpose of providing high quality legal advice, services and value to the Crown, enabling the delivery of better public services to New Zealanders.  

The GLN team is a dedicated resource established within the Crown Law Office for the purpose of leading, facilitating and co-ordinating achievement of the purpose of the GLN through a variety of initiatives, events and projects.  The GLN team needs reliable, efficient and high quality executive, administrative and project support to enable it to achieve its objectives.  If you:

  • are well organised and accurate;
  • have strong people skills;
  • demonstrate initiative, energy and drive; and
  • have experience in a legal / law firm / public sector environment

 

then we would like to hear from you.  You can find out more about the GLN at www.gln.govt.nz.

 

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records check.

All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae, citing the above vacancy and be sent to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.          

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Crown Law plays a critical role in the Government Legal Network (GLN), which the Solicitor-General leads as head of profession.  The GLN is a collaboration of lawyers across the public service for the purpose of providing high quality legal advice, services and value to the Crown, enabling the delivery of better public services to New Zealanders.  

The GLN team is a dedicated resource established within the Crown Law Office for the purpose of leading, facilitating and co-ordinating achievement of the purpose of the GLN through a variety of initiatives, events and projects.  The GLN team needs reliable, efficient and high quality executive, administrative and project support to enable it to achieve its objectives.  If you:

  • are well organised and accurate;
  • have strong people skills;
  • demonstrate initiative, energy and drive; and
  • have experience in a legal / law firm / public sector environment

 

then we would like to hear from you.  You can find out more about the GLN at www.gln.govt.nz.

 

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records check.

All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae, citing the above vacancy and be sent to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.          

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