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Are you ready for a new challenge in 2023? Do you want to work with a fun and dedicated group of lawyers and lay people? Would you like to make a difference and help uphold standards in your profession?
Expressions of interest are sought for lawyer members on a Lawyers Standards Committee based in Auckland. Positions are for an initial term of two years.
To be eligible for appointment as a lawyer member on a Standards Committee you must have practised as a lawyer for a period or periods aggregating not less than five years. You need to be of good character and have the skill, experience and judgment needed to investigate and consider complaints. You won’t do this on your own, you will work collaboratively with others. Meetings are monthly and occur either in-person or remotely. There is reading to do beforehand. Sometimes you get a lunch. Always you get thanks.
The Standards Committee concerned is seeking expressions of interest from lawyers with experience in the following areas:
The Law Society is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We really need to ensure that Lawyers Standards Committees represent the society that the legal profession serves, so we need and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. Are you a younger lawyer? Excellent. Got a second language? Perfect.
For more information about the role please see the attached position description, or contact Warrick Hickman, Auckland Team Leader at the Lawyers Complaints Service on (09) 304 1007 or at email@example.com.
If you would like to apply, please complete the attached expression of interest form and submit this together with a current CV to:
Lawyers Complaints Service
New Zealand Law Society