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Staff Solicitor (Minimum 3 yrs PQE) - Palmerston North

12 February 2019

Full time
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:

Last updated on the 12th February 2019