New Zealand Law Society - Legal Administrator - Auckland

Legal Administrator - Auckland

New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, Auckland

About the Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is the professional body for barristers and solicitors in New Zealand. The Law Society regulates all lawyers practising in New Zealand and is the membership organisation for practising lawyers. With 13 branch offices throughout the country, the Law Society is the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the practise of law in Aotearoa New Zealand and the consumers of legal services.

About the role

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to support our Prosecutions Manager in managing disciplinary tribunal prosecutions on behalf of the Law Society’s Lawyers Complaints Service standards committees.

The Legal Administrator is responsible for: 

  • Providing secretarial and administrative support to the Prosecutions Manager
  • Responding to requests
  • Preparing documents and correspondence
  • Organising Standards Committee meetings 
  • Liaising with external agencies 
  • Managing telephone enquiries 
  • Drafting correspondence 
  • Updating databases, and 
  • a range of other administrative tasks. 

The work is challenging, varied, and fast-paced, and requires a high level of judgement.

This is a permanent part-time position (20 hours per week).

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Legal knowledge, or experience working in a legal environment, desired but not essential 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office suite of programmes 
  • Intermediate User of Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Information gathering and information monitoring skills 
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy 

What we can offer

Become part of an exceptional team in a dynamic organisation, where the work is challenging and rewarding. Your development and growth will be nurtured, and your work recognised and valued.

It is important that the Law Society can attract, support, and retain quality staff and one of the ways we can achieve this is by offering employees the flexibility to manage their work/life balance. We embrace flexible working to support our staff to deliver their best and achieve a good work life balance.

Other benefits of working at the Law Society include:

  • Two days Special Leave on top of the annual leave entitlement to use during the annual close-down period between Christmas and the new year.
  • Flexibility to work from both office and home, with full working from home (WFH) kit provided to each employee, including an allowance towards the purchase of a WFH desk and chair.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available to all employees.
  • Actively fostering the development and career pathways of our employees, alongside a transparent performance review and remuneration appraisal system.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Developing a cohesive workplace culture across our organisation, including monthly morning teas and celebrating annual events.

The Law Society is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and is keen to ensure that appointments reflect New Zealand’s multicultural society. Applications from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged.

For a confidential discussion or additional information, please contact the People and Culture team on recruitment@lawsociety.org.nz.

View a copy of the position description.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and submit this together with your cover letter and CV to recruitment@lawsociety.org.nz. Please do not apply using the seek portal as we will only consider applications that have been made to the above email address.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 15 July 2022.  

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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