Legal and Policy Advisers

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/LCLPA2019
  • Job Title: Legal and Policy Advisers
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  • Summary:

The Law Commission is an independent Crown entity that undertakes law reform projects and provides advice to Ministers and public sector agencies.  Our role is to promote the systematic review, reform and development of the law of New Zealand.

Working at the Law Commission provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of New Zealand law. As a Legal and Policy Adviser, you will be involved in the robust analysis of complex legal and policy issues and the formulation of innovative options for reform. The Law Commission must take into account te ao Māori in its recommendations and also consider the multicultural nature of New Zealand. Our team is small, friendly and supportive. Working closely with Commissioners means benefiting from direct professional development and support. 

We currently have opportunities to join the Law Commission at a range of levels of experience; Legal and Policy Advisers, Senior Legal and Policy Advisers and a Principal Legal and Policy Adviser.

All Advisers are involved in undertaking analysis of complex legal and policy issues and in providing research analysis and advice to support the Commissioners in producing law reform reports and other papers. In addition to this, the Principal Legal and Policy Adviser provides professional and intellectual leadership to the team.

An outstanding legal qualification is required for these positions, as are:

  • proven research skills
  • an appreciation of policy as well as law
  • excellent writing skills
  • the ability to work effectively in small teams.

The ability to assist the Law Commission to take into account te ao Māori in its work would be advantageous.

To find out more about us and see a copy of the position descriptions at Or contact Nicola Campbell, for further information. The Commission determines the level at which it appoints Advisers or Senior Advisers by having regard to an individual candidate’s skills and experience. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for the Principal Legal and Policy Adviser position.

To apply, please send your CV, academic transcript and covering letter to

Applications close on Thursday 31 October 2019 at 4:00pm.