New Zealand Law Society - Crown Counsel, Crown Legal Risk Group, Crown Law Office

Crown Counsel, Crown Legal Risk Group, Crown Law Office

Mō mātou | About us
Crown Law provides legal advice and representation services to the government in matters affecting the executive government, particularly in the areas of criminal, public law and Treaty of Waitangi. Crown Law’s vision is to provide collaborative, indispensable legal services.

Crown Law embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees. We strive to put Te Tiriti and Te Ao Māori at the heart of everything we do so having knowledge and understanding of Te Reo and tikanga Māori is recognised and valued within the organisation.

Mō te Tūranga | About the Role
We are looking to appoint an experienced lawyer into the Crown Legal Risk Group. We are open to a fixed term/secondment as well as a permanent opportunity. We would like to hear from experienced lawyers who are interested in:

  • advice work, litigation, mediation and negotiation for the Crown, working alongside experienced lawyers; and
  • joining a diverse team of great people, who are committed to a collegial, supportive and enjoyable environment, and care about the issues they are working on.

A Crown Counsel role in the Crown Legal Risk Group offers:

  • cutting-edge work spanning a range of areas of law;
  • development opportunities for anyone wanting to pursue a career in public law;
  • contact with Ministers;
  • autonomy in terms of taking charge of files;
  • building and maintaining client relationships; and
  • opportunities to mentor and develop junior staff.

We would like to talk to people with a range of skillsets. We are interested in public and private sector experience, practical problem-solving skills, and people skills. We do not require litigation experience.

Location: Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington
This role is Wellington based and located next to Wellington bus and train station. We also support different flexible working arrangements to enable us to be at our best. Please talk to us about how we can make this work for you.

Remuneration and Benefits
The starting salary range for this role is $114,585-$187,839. The appointing salary will be based on the level of skills and experience the successful candidate brings to the role.

In addition, you will also receive additional benefits such as an annual wellness payment, funding for professional memberships and study, 5 weeks annual leave plus 3 additional leave days (Crown Law days) and opportunities for development and growth across Crown Law.

Tēnā tonoa mai | Apply Now
All applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript.

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.

Access requirements and/or whānau support will be considered when arranging interviews.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 21 April 2024.

To apply, please use the following link: Crown Counsel, Crown Legal Risk Group

If you have any questions, please contact

For a copy of the Job Description visit: 2024.01.25---PD---Crown-Counsel.pdf

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