Judges Clerk

  • Company:
    Ministry of Justice
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    22 hours ago
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Job Description

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

The Judges Clerk District Court is a 2 year fixed term role. You will be expected to provide high quality research and support to District Court Judges and Community Magistrates, and to support the Judges and Community Magistrates in determining legal issues effectively.

The District Courts Operational unit is comprised of four main jurisdictions – Criminal, Family, Youth and Civil. It is responsible for providing the infrastructure and support necessary for the efficient and effective management of the Courts systems throughout New Zealand.

District Court Judges are assigned to local Courts, and typically work on circuit within a cluster of satellite Courts, but they may also be deployed on a wider regional basis or elsewhere in New Zealand. It follows that Judges from other areas may be officiating in the local Court from time to time.

Dutie of the role include:

  • Legal Research
  • Keep up to date with changes in common law and legislation
  • Obtaining judgments, legislation and articles as requested
  • Responding to enquiries from other Judges Clerk District Court
  • Undertaking annotation of Judicial texts as required
  • Lead or assist to develop material for with in House judicial seminars and education programmes
  • Nga Take Maori:

  • Has a positive attitude towards and is receptive to Maori issues
  • Has a basic awareness of Maori protocol, greetings and the Maori world view of the environment
  • Has an awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Mō te tīma/About our Team

    At Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice, we’re committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

    Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve.  It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

    He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

    Education/Professional Qualifications and Technical Skills:

  • An LLB degree with good academic achievement
  • Excellent and accurate written and communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience:

  • Self-motivated, efficient and show initiative
  • Have the ability to work independently and without supervision
  • Tono mai/How to Apply