Legal Support Assistant


  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs

  • Job Type:
  • Category: Administration/Support
  • Location: Auckland Region
  • Date Advertised: 08-JAN-19
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1374711
  • Job Title: Legal Support Assistant
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  • Summary:

Entry Level Legal Support Assistant

Manukau – Auckland

  • Supportive and positive team
  • Interesting criminal defence environment
  • Excellent professional development and training opportunities

The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand’s largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases.

We are looking for a Legal Support Assistant to join our team in our Manukau office. You will be joining an experienced and supportive team with around 65 legal and support staff who have a genuine interest in sharing knowledge in a busy and sometimes challenging environment. 

The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand’s largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases. Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients. 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take instruction and follow through
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience working to deadlines
  • The ability to prioritise
  • The ability to use your own initiative
  • Data entry experience
  • A valid NZ work Visa

Whilst you may have already gained some experience in a professional environment that is customer driven, and been involved in general office administration tasks, this is a chance for you to get in at the ‘ground floor’ and establish a great career path for yourself.

Your duties will include setting up client files, accurately processing disclosure, covering reception, answering phones, assisting our legal secretaries and supporting the office, copying, collating and filing legal documents.

As a key team member at the PDS you will have access to a very successful three-month induction programme for PDS administration staff.  You will also be able to attend monthly training sessions.

Salary will depend on skills and experience and commences at $43,016 – $54,336.

APPLY and complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. Applications close on 20th January 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@justice.govt.nz