ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Research Counsel - Wellington

Research Counsel, Chief Judge's Chambers, Maori Land Court and Waitangi Tribunal

MOJ/1310081

  • We're seeking applicants whose analytical and legal research skills are impressive
  • This is an excellent opportunity for a new or recent law graduate
  • Applicants will need to have an LLB, with a good academic record

We are looking for someone with a passion for Maori Land and Treaty of Waitangi law to join the Research Counsel team in the Chief Judge's Chambers, Maori Land Court and Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington.

The Research Counsel team is responsible for supporting Maori Land Court Judges and Waitangi Tribunal Members by providing high quality legal research, opinions, drafting and advice concerning applications before the Maori Land Court, claims before the Waitangi Tribunal, and legal policy and practice development within the Maori Land Court and Waitangi Tribunal.

We're seeking applicants whose analytical and legal research skills are impressive, along with their commitment to developing them; who are interested in the complex and diverse work of the Maori Land Court and the Waitangi Tribunal; and who can provide high quality, reliable legal research and analysis, prepare memoranda, directions and other documents, and interact regularly with Maori Land Court Judges as well as the Research Counsel team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new or recent law graduate with an interest in the work of the Maori Land Court and Waitangi Tribunal.  Applicants will need to have an LLB, with a good academic record, excellent written and oral communication skills, and good computer literacy. In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate their experience at working independently towards deadlines, well-developed analytical skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. In addition, applicants should either have knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori or an interest in developing this.

Salary range:  $56,050-$75,832

For a position description and to apply, please click here and submit your CV and a covering letter.

Applications close: Friday 8 December 2017.