Junior Solicitors

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1456456
  • Job Title: Junior Solicitors
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Fixed-term to 2023, full-time

Location: Wellington and Auckland

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions.

As a Junior Solicitor, you will assist in the provision of legal advice to the Royal Commission, as well as assisting with legal analysis and drafting, document management, conducting legal research, assisting with the preparation of public hearings, and otherwise assisting in the provision of support for other members of the Public Hearings and Investigations team and Counsel Assisting. Success will be largely in your ability to work as part of a high performing team, you will need to work with Public Hearings and Investigations team and wider Commission members to achieve common goals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the provision of high-quality legal research and advice, including on public and administrative law issues, to the Solicitor Assisting, Senior Legal Advisor and the Public Hearings and Investigations team, as well as to Counsel Assisting and Commissioners as requested
  • Provide legal and evidential analysis of information and evidence received during the inquiry
  • Assist with the management of information and evidence received during the inquiry
  • Assist in the preparation of public hearings, including by identifying and sourcing material for disclosure and preparing materials for public hearings
  • Work effectively with the Solicitor Assisting and Senior Legal Adviser to provide other support as required to other members of the Public Hearings and Investigations team, Counsel Assisting, Commissioners and Secretariat staff

Experience required:

  • Legal drafting, research and analysis skills – proven ability to draft legal opinions, documents and memoranda; excellent legal research and analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage own time, and prioritise tasks effectively, based on the needs of the Royal Commission
  • Resilience – copes with stress and challenges, can quickly bounce back from adversity or challenges
  • Self-Awareness – has an understanding of own feelings, sense inner signals, and recognises how your feelings affect you and your performance
  • Bachelor of Law degree required (LLB)
  • Holds a current practicing certificate from the New Zealand Law Society or has the ability to obtain a practicing certificate

About us

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions was established in February 2018. Over the next three years, the Commission will investigate the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

It is critical for the Royal Commission to collaborate with members of the Māori Partnership team to bring kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori approaches to development of the Royal Commission work programme and ensure that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are applied.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website.

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday, 5 April 2020.

Opportunities like this are few and far between, will you join us on our journey?

How to apply

Please submit your academic transcript, CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz Remember let us know your preferred location (Wellington or Auckland).

Please note we will we reviewing and progressing applications as they come in.

For a copy of the application form, please copy this link https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/assets/Jobs/Application-Form.docx

For more information please contact:Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz