Entry Level Legal Support Assistant – Dunedin

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Category: Administration/Support
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1510793
  • Job Title: Entry Level Legal Support Assistant – Dunedin
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Entry Level Legal Support Assistant

Dunedin – Permanent Part Time


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.

We are looking for a super organised, practical and enthusiastic person to join our team in our Dunedin office for 20 hours per week (4 x hours per day). We are a team of around 10 staff, comprising lawyers and a support team. It is a friendly and collegial team delivering professional services in a busy environment.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take instruction and follow through
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience working to deadlines
  • The ability to prioritise
  • The ability to use your own initiative
  • Data entry experience
  • A valid NZ work Visa

Whilst you may have already gained some experience in a professional environment that is customer driven, and been involved in general office administration tasks, this is a chance for you to get in at the ‘ground floor’ and establish a great career path for yourself.

Your duties will include setting up client files, accurately processing disclosure, covering reception, answering phones, assisting our legal secretaries and supporting the office, copying, collating and filing legal documents.

As a key team member at the PDS you will have access to a very successful three-month induction programme for PDS administration staff.  You will also be able to attend monthly training sessions.

Salary will depend on skills and experience and commences at $46,639 on a pro-rata basis for this part-time position.


APPLY and complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. Applications close on 19 February 2021.

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