ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Law Reform - Legal Officer - Wellington

The New Zealand Law Society is looking for a legally qualified person to join its in-house law reform team in a full-time permanent role to assist our specialist committees in making submissions on a wide range of interesting and important law reforms.

This is an opportunity to make a practical contribution to supporting the administration of justice and rule of law in New Zealand. Law reform is one of the Law Society’s statutory functions and is a key part of the legal profession’s engagement with government.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A law degree and 4+ years PQE
  • An understanding of policy development and law-making
  • Strong analytical, project and time management skills
  • A high standard of accuracy, clarity and consistency in written and oral language
  • Political awareness and diplomacy
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • A sense of humour

You’ll be working in modern CBD offices with a collegial, close-knit team of in-house lawyers, and liaising with the lawyers across New Zealand who serve on the Law Society’s specialist committees. The work is varied and stimulating, and no two days are the same. This is a full-time permanent position, but there may be some flexibility in hours for the right applicant.

The Law Society is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to recognising the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are keen to ensure that our organisation reflects New Zealand’s multicultural society and encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.

For information on the Law Society’s law reform work, see; additional information about NZLS law reform and this role can be requested from

To request a position description, make a confidential inquiry or make your application (enclosing a covering letter and your current CV) please email Fiona Rogers, at:


Applications close: 9am, Tuesday 5 June 2018