ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Legal Officer - Law Reform - Wellington

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

This is a great 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 applicants 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. These are full-time permanent positions, but there may be some flexibility in hours for the right applicants.


The Law Society is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to recognising the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand. It is keen to ensure that appointments reflect New Zealand’s multicultural society. Applications from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged.

For information on the Law Society’s law reform work, see http://www.lawsociety.org.nz/law-society-services/law-reform. For a confidential discussion, additional information and a position description, please contact Jane Wellik at Niche Consulting Group on 04 471 5873.

To forward your application please email Jane.Wellik@NicheRecruitment.co.nz, including a cover letter and CV. Please note applications close at 9am on Monday 20 August 2018.