Legal and Research

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Auckland City
  • Date Advertised: 13-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1456682
  • Job Title: Legal and Research
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  • Summary:

Legal and Research Officer, Environment Court, Auckland


The Ministry of Justice provides a range of justice services around New Zealand.  We have more than 3000 people working across 120 locations around the country, all working towards our vision of a safe and just New Zealand.

We are currently seeking a lawyer to join our team to provide legal support to our Auckland-based Environment Judges.  If you have a passion for Environmental Law, initiative and a keen eye for detail, this is an opportunity to contribute to the delivery of Environmental Justice in New Zealand.


The role:

You will work closely with the Environment Judges and Commissioners, together with other colleagues, registry staff and management. 

You will be part of a tight-knit team and your day-to-day work in support to the Judges will be varied, busy and challenging.  It will include assistance in the drafting of decisions and minutes, preparation of legal opinions and other support.  That will encompass the range of the Court’s jurisdiction, primarily in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991 but including the Public Works Act 1981, and land valuation and rating powers legislation.   It will include related research and proof reading.


Skills and experience required:

 The successful candidate will have at least a Batchelor of Laws degree and have:

  • Strong research skills
  • Sound knowledge of the Resource Management Act
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant legal role
  • Meticulous spelling, grammar and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to contribute and make a difference in a happy and skilled team.


This is a permanent, full time position based in the Auckland registry. 


What’s next

  • If successful, you will be invited to an onsite interview. 
  • Starting salaries are generally between $61,744 and $72,639 and are dependent on skills and experience.
  • 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, cover letter and academic transcript.
  • For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process
  • Applications close on 20 March 20