Assistant Crown Counsel – Te Tari Ture o te Karauna (Crown Law)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 21-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1508083
  • Job Title: Assistant Crown Counsel – Te Tari Ture o te Karauna (Crown Law)
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Te Tari Ture o te Karauna – Crown Law

Assistant Crown Counsel

Crown Law provides legal advice and representation to the Government in matters that affect all New Zealanders, particularly in the areas of criminal, public and administrative law. Our mahi ranges from the enforcement of criminal law, to the protection of revenue, to matters of human rights and the Treaty of Waitangi. Our counsel appear in all levels of Court in New Zealand, including various tribunals, the District Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. More information about our mahi can be found on our website:

As Assistant Crown Counsel, you will be immersed in high-quality work and receive exposure to all parts of government. You will work with the guidance of our senior counsel across a diverse range of matters, as well as gain practical litigation experience. While you will be allocated to a particular team, there are often opportunities to work with other teams and counsel across the Office.

We are recruiting permanent roles across all our legal teams, with flexible start dates between now and March 2022. The roles will be based in our Wellington office.

This is an exciting opportunity for junior lawyers with a spirit of public service, looking to develop a career in the law and make a contribution to the broader community. We would like to talk to people with a range of skill-sets. We are interested in applicants with people, practical problem-solving and analytical skills, and who come from a range of backgrounds.

You will be joining an organisation that values diversity, work-life balance and flexibility, and prides itself on creating opportunities for our team to grow. We take pride in all we do, value our differences, look after the mana of people, recognise our impact on others and care about each other. Having knowledge and understanding of te reo and tikanga Māori is recognised and valued within the organisation.

Our leadership role within the Government Legal Network will see you access a range of professional development opportunities as well as work as part of a broader network of approximately 1200 lawyers working in the public sector.

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and will be required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Check. You must also hold a current practising certificate issued by the New Zealand Law Society, or be able to obtain one before or soon after commencing employment at Crown Law.

All applications must include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and any other documentation you would like to submit to support your application and evidence your skills.

To apply, please use the following link:

For a copy of the job description visit Assistant-Crown-Counsel-2020.pdf

Applications close at midday on Friday, 26 February 2021.