Do you want to work with a dedicated group of lawyers and lay people to make a difference and help uphold standards in your profession?
The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is seeking expressions of interest for lawyer member positions on its Waikato Bay of Plenty Standards Committee. The positions are for an initial term of two years.
Lawyers Standards Committees consider conduct complaints and reports about lawyers and law firm employees and direct the associated investigation and independent decision-making for appropriate disciplinary outcomes.
We are seeking lawyer members with experience in one or more of the following areas: general practice, employment law, property law, criminal law, civil litigation, family law, trusts/estates, commercial law, small business law, insolvency.
You must have practised as a lawyer for a period or periods totalling no less than five years and be of good character with the skill, experience and judgment needed to investigate and consider complaints.
The Law Society is committed to diversity and inclusion to ensure that Lawyers Standards Committees represent the multicultural New Zealand that the legal profession serves. We need and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds including lawyers with a second language.
You will work collaboratively the Committee members and be supported by dedicated staff in the Lawyers Complaints Service. There is reading and some preparation before each monthly meeting.
Committee members are based across the Waikato Bay of Plenty area. As such, meetings are generally held remotely via Zoom with an annual in person meeting.
For more information about the role please see the position description, or contact John Christie, Wellington and Waikato Team Leader at the Lawyers Complaints Service on (09) 304 1006 or at email@example.com.
If you would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and submit this together with a current CV to:
Lawyers Complaints Service
New Zealand Law Society
Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 8 December 2023.