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Law Clerk / Law Graduate Vacancy

About us

Laidlaw Law and Consultancy is a small general practice law firm with expertise in a wide range of legal areas. We offer a kaupapa Māori approach to support businesses, governance boards, not-for-profit organisations, communities and whānau, hapū & iwi. Our services span law, dispute resolution, strategy, policy, capability and capacity building. 


About the role

We are seeking a Legal Clerk / Law Graduate in our Auckland office, although the role will require remote working arrangements. The ideal candidates will be studying towards or recently completed a LL.B, have an understanding of tikanga and te reo Māori, have a strong academic record, excellent written and analytical skills, the ability and motivation to deliver the highest-quality legal services to our clients, and a strong commitment and passion for Māori development


This role will work across a wide range of legal areas including Employment Law, Human Rights, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Dispute Resolution, Policy and Strategy, 


We will provide on the job training, mentoring and support.  You will be a key part of our team and the services we provide to our clients and will have exposure to a range of different work and clients.  The role will be fast paced and the successful applicant will develop a number of relationships both within and external to the firm.



Please send a cover letter outlining suitability for the role, a curriculum vitae setting out skills and experience relevant to the role and a full academic transcript to by 5pm on Friday 10 June 2022.




Position Title:         Law Clerk / Law Graduate

Location:                Auckland (with remote working arrangement)

Tenure:                   Part-time, Fixed-Term, 12 months

Remuneration:      To be negotiated based on experience



  • undertaking legal research and writing; 

  • preparing and managing legal documentation and files; 

  • participating in relevant internal and external meetings, 

  • preparing presentations on legal and firm matters; and 

  • providing day to day support to legal staff. 


To be considered for this role you will ideally have: 

  • A good understanding and/or demonstrated commitment to tikanga and te reo Maori. 

  • A passion for Maori development and creating opportunities for Maori. 

  • A sound understanding of the law and legal concepts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent relationship building and maintenance skills. 

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. 

  • The ability to effectively handle confidential matters discretely, exercise sound judgment and be comfortable being bound by confidentiality. 

  • Ability to self-manage and organise workloads in an often demanding environment. 

  • A flexible self-starter and team player who has the ability to manage multiple deadlines. 

  • Exhibits a sound work ethic and is motivated to learn new skills. 

  • Is punctual, follows instructions and has a desire to produce high quality outcomes. 

  • Well-developed technical skills 

  • A strong academic record. 

  • Strong legal research, analytical and written skills. 

  • Proficiency within a Microsoft Windows environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). 

Preference will be given to candidates that can demonstrate skill and/or experience across a broad range of these requirements.