A unique opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and passionate lawyer to join YouthLaw Aotearoa as a solicitor in our legal team. YouthLaw Aotearoa is a community law centre for children and young people under 25. We provide four main services to children and young people:
• Legal advice via our advice line.
• Legal information on our website and other resources.
• Education sessions for young people and those who work with them.
• Working to make law changes that will improve access to justice for children and young people.
We are also undertaking a co-design project with young people to make sure we are delivering our services in ways that best meet their needs.
An exciting and diverse full time role, the Solicitor will advocate for young people and be responsible for providing accurate legal information, advice, assistance and representation to young people or those assisting them through YouthLaw’s advice line and other services that we may develop. They will also be involved in the development of legal information resources and YouthLaw’s law reform work.
You will have or be able to quickly develop an understanding of Youthlaw’s main practice areas which are employment, education, family, criminal and human rights. You will also have strong communication skills, both orally and in writing, and be able to develop strong working relationships.
You must have a current practicing certificate as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and have the right to work in New Zealand. The ideal candidate will also have at least three years post-admission practice experience.
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