New Zealand Law Society - Legal Clerk - Wellington

Legal Clerk - Wellington

  • Based in Wellington
  • Support role
  • Full time permanent position

The purpose of the Health and Disability Commissioner is to promote and protect health and disability services consumers’ rights and to facilitate the fair and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringement of those rights. We are seeking to appoint a Legal Clerk to contribute to the Commissioner’s mission by providing administrative and paralegal support to the Associate Commissioner, Legal, the OIA Advisor, and the Legal Team.

We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and self initiated person with good judgement and out-of-the box thinking to join our legal team.

There are three aspects to this role:

  • Support for the HDC’s OIA and information advisor regarding the administration of the Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1993. There is also the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in this area.
  • Support to the Associate Commissioner and legal team including research and preparation of draft letters and documents for review
  • Support to the Legal Administrator, including maintaining records for reporting, communicating effectively with colleagues and stakeholders, organising travel and meetings, organising tasks...

This role calls for a highly accurate, detail-oriented individual who is familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to pick up new systems quickly, and build and maintain strong relationships across the organisation.

Completion of a law degree or legal executive diploma is desirable. Experience in administration and/or official correspondence role is desirable but not essential for the right applicant.

All applicants must complete the online HDC application form to be considered. Your CV and Cover Letter can be attached within the application.

Address your Cover Letter to: Senior HR Advisor, Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner. For enquiries email:

Applications for this role close on Monday 2 August 2021 at 9.00am 

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