Staff Solicitor (Minimum 3 yrs PQE) - Palmerston North
Based in Palmerston North
Are you interested in working in an environment that requires a sound knowledge of legal and social issues, good technical legal skills, have a commitment to professionalism and delivering social justice? The wish to make a difference to people’s lives is a given.
All our staff need a strong understanding of the work of Community Law, the community we serve - the issues and the barriers.
Our working environment is stimulating, diverse and delivers services to a wide client group. No two days are ever the same! You must be highly motivated, creative, and committed to professional and personal excellence. A good sense of humour is a must.
Manawatu Community Law Centre aims to meet the unmet legal needs of people in the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Upper Tararua region; increase awareness about legal rights and responsibilities and to promote self-reliance and access to justice.
To be successful in the position you will possess:
- the ability to practise as a Solicitor in New Zealand
- an ability to commit to Manawatu Community Law Centre values
- commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi & the needs of Maori
- sound understanding of social issues and a commitment to social justice
- the ability to relate to a wide range of people
- the ability to work with law students and assist with their practical learning processes
- commitment to the needs of low income and marginalised communities
- commitment to working as a team and the ability to support team members
- a pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving and dispute resolution
- excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
- either be or willing to become a legal aid provider
- a full, unrestricted New Zealand driver’s licence
Salary commensurate with experience.
Applications close 28th February 2019 4.00 pm.
For a copy of the Position Description please contact Manawatu Community Law Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated on the 12th February 2019