New Zealand Law Society - Crown Counsel, Treaty Team (Ngā Rōpū Tiriti) - Wellington

Crown Counsel, Treaty Team (Ngā Rōpū Tiriti) - Wellington

Be at the forefront of constitutional and public law practice – advising and representing the Crown in a dynamic, stimulating and collegial working environment.

About Crown Law

Crown Law provides legal advice and representation services to the government in matters affecting the executive government. These matters include judicial review of government actions, constitutional questions including Treaty of Waitangi issues, the enforcement of criminal law and the protection of revenue. Crown Law also provides leadership to several Government networks.

About the role

We are looking to appoint a lawyer with approximately 6+ years PQE, into our Treaty team, which deals with issues with a Māori/Crown dimension. We are seeking applications from lawyers who are interested in:

  • working at the interface of government and te ao Māori;
  • advice work, litigation, mediation and negotiation for the Crown;
  • 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 role in this team offers:

  • cutting-edge work spanning a range of areas of law (including for example constitutional, public and administrative law, commercial law and equity/trusts);
  • development opportunities for anyone wanting to pursue a litigation career. It provides great opportunities for appearances and witness work;
  • experience in Treaty-related issues, a component of any public sector or public law career;
  • opportunities to further your knowledge of tikanga and te reo Māori;
  • contact with Ministers and a wide range of officials;
  • autonomy in terms of taking charge of files and client relationships;
  • opportunities to mentor and develop junior staff.

We would like to talk to people with a range of skill-sets. We are interested in applicants with strong analytical skills, practical problem-solving skills and people skills. Public sector experience is desirable but not essential.

You will be joining an organisation that values diversity, work-life balance and flexibility, and prides itself on creating opportunities for our team to grow. We take pride in all we do, value our differences, look after the mana of other people, recognise our impact on others and care about each other. Having knowledge and understanding of te reo and tikanga Māori is recognised and valued within the organisation.

The position is Wellington based.

To Apply

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.

You must also hold a current practising certificate issued by the New Zealand Law Society, or be able to obtain one before or soon after commencing employment at Crown Law.

All applications must include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and any other documentation you would like to submit to support your application and evidence your skills.

To apply please click here 

Applications close: 5pm 23 April 2021

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