New Zealand Law Society - Intermediate/Senior Lawyer

Intermediate/Senior Lawyer

Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre is a publicly funded, specialist Community Law Centre. Our speciality is Māori Land Law, and we work primarily with whenua in Te Wai Pounamu. We assist clients in the management and utilisation of their Māori land and appear in the Māori Land Court on a variety of matters including estates, trusts, successions, and reservations. We also provide a range of other Kaupapa Māori services, including community outreach and education.

A position has become available for an intermediate lawyer with 3−4+ years PQE to join our team in Ōtepoti. This role would suit someone who enjoys working closely with the community, appearing for clients in court, travelling for work, and collaborating in a small team. A good sense of humour, passion for justice, and desire to work with iwi, hapū and whānau is essential for this role.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing your client files.
  • Providing supervision and support as and when needed to colleagues that are newer to the profession.
  • Working within a team.
  • Continuing to develop your legal skills.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with local community organisations.

We are a whānau-friendly organisation, with an emphasis on staff care and well-being. We offer flexible working options and facilitate ongoing education in tikanga and te reo Māori.

Your skills and competencies will include:

  • being a motivated self-starter;
  • good communication skills;
  • strong organisational skills;
  • being well organised;
  • being able to prioritise effectively;
  • knowledge and experience of tikanga values, or a strong willingness to learn;
  • excellent attention to detail; and
  • well-developed analytical skills.

It is anticipated that this position would be full-time, but other options will be considered.

Please forward your cover letter and CV to Joy Smith (Manager).

Applications close: 5:00pm, 2 September 2022.

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