Duty Lawyer Supervisor – Auckland Region

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Auckland Region
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1431960
  • Job Title: Duty Lawyer Supervisor – Auckland Region
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Duty Lawyer Supervisor (Part-Time 20 hours per week), Public Defence Service, Auckland Region


We are looking for an experienced criminal lawyer, with recent duty lawyer experience, to lead the Duty Lawyer service at rostered days. This is a part time, 20 hours/five days per week.. There may also be an opportunity to undertake case work as part of the role and the prospect of progression within the legal aid provider approval listings.

The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand’s largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases.  Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients.  In this role you are the voice of some of the most marginalised people in the criminal justice system. 

To qualify you must be passionate about criminal justice issues and:

  • be qualified to practise law in New Zealand
  • have Provider Approval Level 2 or above
  • have proven credibility with Judges, peers and others in the legal community
  • be comfortable as part of a team who support and rely on one-another
  • enjoy sharing legal expertise, exchanging ideas and brainstorming 
  • have empathy and the ability to relate to a wide range of people

This is a satisfying role which our Duty Lawyers Supervisors enjoy undertaking.  

You will report to the Senior Duty Lawyer Supervisor- Northern, and work closely with the Tauranga Office Public Defender.

As an employee of the PDS you will have access to a well-designed and embedded national training programme, professional development and opportunities to attend conferences, along with access to a professional supervision programme.  The PDS is part of the Ministry of Justice and the wider justice sector.  The ministry provides centralised business services, infrastructure and support to the work of the PDS. 

There is so much more support and collegiality than anywhere else I have worked.  You have so many experts around you to bounce ideas off.  (Edith)

You are at the coalface – you see cases from the very beginning and work with all the stakeholders in quite a complex environment.  No two days are the same. (Alan)

Salary range:  $120,000-$169,000

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

How to apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Applications close on Sunday 24 November 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@justice.govt.nz