Job title: Junior Criminal Lawyer 2-3 PQE (PAL 1)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Legal - Law Firm
Functional Expertise: Legal
Skills: Criminal Law Litigation PAL 1
Salary type: Annual
Location: Auckland
Job published: 19-05-2024
Job ID: 42062

Job Description

  • Expand your criminal advocacy skills
  • Hands-on supervision and collaboration 
  • North Shore based + some WFH flexibility 


This specialist criminal law firm will put you in excellent stead for a rewarding career in criminal law. If you’re a confident junior litigator with criminal law experience, please get in touch.


The Opportunity

Based on Auckland’s North Shore, this is a unique opportunity to join a growing law firm specialising in criminal law. Join a supportive and collaborative team who are working on a wide range of criminal defence matters, mostly at PAL 1, which also includes jury trials. This position is for someone with some criminal law experience who is looking to take their career to the next level, which will include growing into a position of leadership and mentorship within the firm.  


About You

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • A NZ qualified lawyer with 2-3 years’ legal experience (thereabouts) in criminal law
  • Classified as PAL 1 (or above) by the Ministry of Justice
  • Understanding of how to run and manage criminal cases
  • Desire to lead and mentor more junior members of the team 
  • Demonstrate a track record of leadership and management experience (not necessarily in law)
  • Strong people skills with the ability to effectively engage, listen and collaborate


How to apply?

If you are interested and would like to discuss the role further, please feel free to give me a call for a confidential discussion around how we can assist with your next career move.

To apply click the "Apply" or "I'm Interested" button, or for more information and a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Hilton (LLB BsocSc) on 021 500 331 or


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