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The Ministry of Justice - Tāhū o te Ture

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Hearing Manager 2020

Auckland City Court and Registry.
We are seeking a law graduate to join our team to provide hearing support to our Auckland-based Environment Judges.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
Start Date
31 May 2020

Application dates

Applications Close
17 May 2020

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Graduation Results
50 - 64% WAM (Pass)
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted

If you have a passion for Environmental Law, initiative and a keen eye for detail, this is an opportunity to contribute to the work of the Environment Court in New Zealand.

You will work closely with the Environment Judges and Commissioners, together with other registry staff and management.

About the Role

You will be part of a tight-knit team and your day-to-day work in support of the Judges will be varied, busy and challenging. It will include, proactive case management of the Court's files, including arranging hearings, acting as the Court's Registrar and communicating with lawyers, parties and witnesses. Assistance in the drafting of minutes, preparation of legal opinions and proofreading may also be required. The position involves travelling with the court around New Zealand.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong analytical, planning and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of the Resource Management Act
  • Meticulous spelling, grammar and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20 weeks per year
  • A desire to contribute and make a difference in a happy and skilled team
  • You will need to have at least a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Joining Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's important to us that our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in the Auckland registry.