ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Community Law Lawyer - Dunedin

Our Solicitors need a strong understanding of the work of Community Law, the community we serve - the issues and the barriers.

Our working environment is stimulating, diverse and delivers services to a wide client group.  No two days are ever the same!  You must be highly motivated, creative, and committed to professional and personal excellence.  A good sense of humour is a must.

Community Law Otago aims to meet the unmet legal needs of people in the Otago region; increase awareness about legal rights and responsibilities and to promote self-reliance and access to justice.

To be successful in the position you will possess:

  • commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi & the needs of Maori
  • the ability to practise as a Solicitor in New Zealand
  • an ability to commit to Community Law Otago values
  • sound understanding of social issues and a commitment to social justice
  • the ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • the ability to work with law students and assist with their practical learning processes
  • commitment to the needs of low income and marginalised communities
  • commitment to working as a team and the ability to support team members
  • a pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving and dispute resolution
  • excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
  • either be or willing to become a legal aid provider
  • a valid New Zealand drivers licence
  • Applications close 4.00pm Friday 21 September 2018


Apply here