New Zealand Law Society - Deputy Solicitor General

Deputy Solicitor General

Crown Law Office - Cook Islands

The Crown Law Office invites applications from suitably qualified lawyers for the position of Deputy Solicitor General in the Crown Law Office in Rarotonga.  

The Crown Law Office provides legal services to the government, including the King’s Representative, the Prime Minister, Cabinet, government departments and statutory bodies.

Working in the Crown Law Office provides a unique opportunity to practice in a friendly and supportive environment across a diverse range of practice areas, including legislative drafting, commercial and contract law, litigation, criminal prosecutions, international law and public law. 

The position requires 10+ years’ experience in providing legal advice in any of: public, commercial, civil, criminal and regulatory matters, as well as conducting litigation (civil and/or criminal).  The successful applicant will also be required to assist with the legislative drafting programme.

The Deputy Solicitor General will be required to assist the Solicitor General in the overall administration and management of the Crown Law Office, including the supervision and mentoring of staff. Qualifications and/or experience in administration and management would be advantageous.

The successful applicant will be offered a 2 year contract with an option to renew.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about whether this is the right role for you please feel free to contact the Solicitor-General on +(682) 29337 or at

This position is being re-advertised. You do not have to re-submit an application if you have already done so

Applications showing full particulars of qualifications and experience, together with contact details, must be emailed to and received 4pm Friday 8 September 2023 (Cook Islands time).

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and include at least 3 character references.

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