New Zealand Law Society - Senior Crown Counsel - Crown Law Office - Te Akinanga o te Ture -Cook Islands

Senior Crown Counsel - Crown Law Office - Te Akinanga o te Ture -Cook Islands

The Solicitor-General invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Senior Crown Counsel in the Cook Islands Crown Law Office in Rarotonga.

The Crown Law Office provides legal services to the government, including the King’s Representative, Cabinet, the Prime Minister, Ministers and other government entities and statutory bodies. Working in the Crown Law Office provides a unique opportunity to practice in a friendly and supportive environment across a diverse range of practice areas, including legislative drafting, commercial and contract law, litigation, criminal prosecutions, international law and public law.

Applicants for the Senior Crown Counsel position require 8-10 years experience in at least two of the following practice areas: public, regulatory, commercial, civil, criminal, and/or litigation (civil and/or criminal). We are particularly interested in candidates with significant criminal experience to help lead the Office’s prosecution function.

Senior Crown Counsel will also be required to assist with the legislative drafting programme, as well as the mentoring and supervision of junior and intermediate staff.

Remuneration will be competitive and commensurate with experience and job fit. Career paths are available for Cook Islanders, and 2-3 year contracts are available for expatriates.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about whether this is the right role for you please feel free to contact the Solicitor-General on +(682) 29337 or at

Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Those that have previously applied (as opposed to having just expressed an interest or made an enquiry) need not re-apply. Your applications have been received, acknowledged, are on file and will be considered.

Applications should be sent to the Crown Law Office, P. O. Box 494, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands or to and must be received by Friday 4pm, 24th March 2023 (Cook Islands time). Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae.

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