Crown Counsel, Constitutional and Human Rights Team
Crown Law Te Tari Ture o te Karauna
Be at the forefront advising and representing the Crown in a dynamic, stimulating and collegial working environment.
Mō mātou | About us
Crown Law provides legal advice and representation services to the government in matters affecting the executive government, particularly in the areas of criminal, public law and Treaty of Waitangi. Crown Law’s vision is to provide collaborative, indispensable legal services.
Mō te Tūranga | About the Role
The Constitutional and Human Rights Team provides advice and representation to the Crown in matters relating to the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and New Zealand’s other domestic and international human rights obligations. The team is responsible for providing advice for the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General on a wide range of issues including public and constitutional law, and charities, and international law issues and conducts a significant amount of civil litigation. The team’s key public sector clients include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Corrections and the New Zealand Police.
We are seeking to appoint a lawyer who has demonstrated public law litigation skills, a strong academic background and an interest in constitutional and human rights law. You will possess strong written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and be able to make sound decisions on complicated and novel areas of law at short notice. You will also be able to demonstrate an ability to deliver highly effective client service while working effectively in a busy team environment.
Crown Law embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees. We also support different flexible working arrangements to enable us to be at our best. Please talk to us about how we can make this work for you.
This position is based in Wellington.
Ngā ture e pā ana ki te Mate Urutā | COVID-19 vaccination requirements:
Crown Law strongly encourages its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a part of the job application process, we ask that applicants voluntarily disclose their vaccination status. Where disclosed, the information is held anonymously, without names. The reason for this is so that we are able to keep sight of our organisational vaccination baseline over coming months, as the COVID-19 environment continues to change at pace. .
Tēnā tonoa mai | Apply Now
To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Check.
All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae.
Applications close at 5pm on 3 July 2022.