Legal Assistants

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/345
  • Job Title: Legal Assistants
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Legal Assistant – Law Graduates

Six months Fixed-term, Full-time

Location: Wellington and Auckland

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

Due to a continued increase in workloads, we have an excellent opportunity for graduates of law looking to develop their career and join the Royal Commission on a six month fixed-term contract. The successful candidate will be passionate about public law and have a keen interest in advising decision makers on complex investigations.

As a Legal Assistant, you will undertake information and evidential analysis and document management, contribute to the preparation of public hearings, and otherwise provide support to 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:

  • Undertake 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 to provide other support to other members of the Public Hearings and Investigations team, Counsel Assisting, Commissioners and Secretariat staff, as required by Solicitor Assisting and the Senior Legal Advisor
  • Regular reporting to the Solicitor Assisting and Senior Legal Advisor

Experience required:

  • Excellent 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)

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 five 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 05 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

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

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