New Zealand Law Society - Intermediate Lawyer - 3+ years' PQE

Intermediate Lawyer - 3+ years' PQE

Outstanding Life/Work Balance

Waitemata Community Law Centre is looking for two dynamic intermediate lawyers who will be instrumental to the success of our growing legal team. With mahi that is uniquely interesting and rewarding, you’ll help our clients achieve life changing results and positively expand access to justice in our community.

This is a ‘lifestyle plus’ position - we are open to applications from candidates looking for either full or part time hours.

About us

WCLC is one of New Zealand’s largest independent Community Law Centres.

Our legal team comprises lawyers, legal advisers and law clerks who provide services from our Henderson offices and at outreach clinics and education sessions across Waitematā.

Our catchment covers 450,000 Aucklanders in West and North-West Auckland, as far north as Warkworth. We are in a growth phase, with an experienced new management team committed to improving and expanding our reach.

Why choose WaiLaw?

  • Outstanding life/work balance (in that order) with a ‘work stays at work’ approach and flexible, family-friendly hours.
  • Develop your practise in a dynamic and collegial environment with passionate colleagues, pro bono and student volunteers.
  • Central Henderson based location – free secure, covered parking on site.
  • Generous four weeks leave plus study and birthday leave.
  • Work for an organisation with a strong ‘for-purpose’ mission, part of a thriving community law network across Aotearoa NZ.

Our successful applicants for this position will:

  • Be an intermediate lawyer; minimum of 3 years' PQE, admitted to the roll of Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of NZ with a current practicing certificate.
  • Have broad general experience, preferably including immigration, family, employment and criminal law (Specialisation in one of these areas would be a bonus).
  • Be able to provide legal advice that is accurate and accessible to individuals and audiences from all backgrounds.
  • Inspire and support junior lawyers and law student volunteers to grow their skills and confidence in a collaborative and coaching environment.
  • Work as part of the senior management team to develop services that systematically expand access to justice and incorporate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Join Us!

Please apply now with your CV and a cover letter. We’ll need to see you have the right to work and practice law in New Zealand and have a valid driver’s license. Diversity is a strength - we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.


We’d love to tell you more about this role – especially if you have questions or hesitations. Please contact General Manager Richard Tagiston at or phone 09 835 2130.