New Zealand Law Society - General Practice - Graduate/Intermediate Lawyer

General Practice - Graduate/Intermediate Lawyer

We have an opportunity available for a graduate lawyer (completing or completed Professional Legal Studies) or an intermediate lawyer with between 1-3 years PQE in Waitangi Tribunal, litigation or general practice to join our friendly and supportive legal team.

About us

  • Leading Māori Law, Māori Land & Treaty of Waitangi law firm
  • General practice areas include Civil Litigation, Property, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Relationship Property, Business, Employment and Commercial
  • We offer a flexible working environment
  • Competitive remuneration package

Our Auckland CBD-based general practice law firm is uniquely positioned to offer a range of legal services to our clients while also standing out as a leader in Māori legal, Māori land and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We are problem solvers at heart and work together in a collaborative and supportive environment to ensure that we deliver the highest quality service for our clients. As a kaupapa Māori law firm, we incorporate Māori values into our practice which not only empower and respect our clients and their interests, but provide a whanau friendly work environment for our staff.

We are committed to equipping our lawyers with the skills they need to get the mahi done to a high standard and provide training and mentoring from senior staff and the Director. We also strive to provide opportunities for individual growth and autonomy over your work schedule.

You

The ideal candidate would be a lawyer with between 1-3 years PQE in either Waitangi Tribunal, Litigation or General Practice.  We are also looking for someone who is:

  • Self-motivated but also able to work well in a team;
  • Empathetic and has the ability to relate to clients from different backgrounds;
  • An excellent communicator both verbal or written;
  • Used to working to deadlines and has good time management skills;
  • Able to multi-task;
  • Willing to learn and develop as a private practice lawyer;
  • Respectful and professional.

An understanding of Tikanga Māori, and/or the ability to speak Te Reo Māori is not required but would be an advantage.

We will also consider applications from Graduate Lawyers who are completing or have completed their professional legal studies providing they can demonstrate how they fit the above criteria.

In return, you will enter a supportive work environment and will receive continuous support from senior staff and the overall team to develop your career.

Applications close 30 September 2022.

Please apply by forwarding your CV together with a covering letter and a copy of your academic transcript with any references to our Practice Manager, Janet Lee Martin at janet@wpalawyers.co.nz

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