ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Graduate Lawyer - MSD - Auckland

Job Ref: 30662

  • Start Your legal career in the new year with a super star team
  • Gain exposure across multiple areas of law in government
  • Operate in an environment where you will thrive and grow

This is likely to be the best opportunity out there for a graduate lawyer to claim their hard earned right to start off their corporate legal career.


About the Job

This role will have you gaining a lot of generalist experience while working across multiple areas that include Service Delivery, Frontline Case management, Prosecutions and Social Security Appeals.


You will be operating in a supportive and inclusive environment where you can be yourself and express your views. You will be supported and mentored by a high performing team of experts who will invest their time and energy into your growth.


About the team

You may have guessed already that this team is a new grads dream come true and it is understandable that you will get excited about working with and learning from them. The team is made up of some well-seasoned seniors all at different levels, who will want you to shine. Your manager will coach and mentor you and your peers will support your growth all the way.


They have a strong culture of supporting and growing people, along with a workplace environment that values and embraces diversity.


What we need from you:

  • Strong influencing skills in the making
  • A great relationship builder
  • An innovative and collaborative focus
  • Stand out communication skills
  • Current New Zealand practising Certificate (or be eligible to hold one)
  • Some legal experience preferable but not required
  • A thirst for learning in multiple areas of law

It is easy to see there is a lot in it for you, so what do we want in return? We want to bring your whole self to work. We want you to be “all in” and not be afraid to express and test your views. Most of all, we want your individuality to contribute to our diversity and we want you to shine. Your success is our business success!


Why MSD?

While Law might be at the heart of everything you want to do, New Zealand is at the heart of what we do! You can contribute to the growth and development of New Zealand's social landscape while we contribute to your growth and development as a legal professional.


How to apply?

You will want to get your application in quickly for this one...

To apply, click here to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.  All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs@msd.govt.nzv


Close off date: Wednesday 4th December


Position Description

The Ministry of Social Development is one of New Zealand's largest government agencies. Our work to achieve better social outcomes affects almost every New Zealander, now or in the future.