New Zealand Law Society - Deputy Legal Complaints Review Officer

Deputy Legal Complaints Review Officer

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of a full-time Deputy Legal Complaints Review Officer (LCRO). Under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, appointment to this position is made by the Minister of Justice, in consultation with the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers.

As a Deputy LCRO you will provide independent oversight and review of the decisions of the Standards Committees of the NZ Law Society and the NZ Society of Conveyancers, which handle complaints in the first instance.

To be appointed a Deputy LCRO you must not be practising as a lawyer or conveyancer at the time of appointment. Applicants will, however, be required to have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand legal environment, and a familiarity with the professional conduct issues that arise in day-to-day legal practice.

The preference is for the appointee to be based in Auckland but location elsewhere may be considered.

Additional information and application forms can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Applications close at 4.30 pm Friday 18 November 2022.

Please email your completed application forms, curriculum vitae and a covering letter to or post to:

Appointments and Specialist Functions Unit
Ministry of Justice

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