Kāhui Legal is looking for Summer Clerks to work alongside our partners and solicitors and to be involved in a wide range of Māori legal issues.  The role is temporary full-time for three months, commencing in November 2020, with a completion date in February 2021.

About us

Kāhui Legal is a specialist law firm with a focus on providing legal services and representation to Māori incorporations, companies, trusts and tribal organisations. Kāhui Legal is New Zealand’s pre-eminent law firm in the area of Māori legal services, the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous law.

Kāhui Legal provides a wide range of legal services across a range of areas, but we have particular expertise and experience in Treaty settlement negotiations, public law, litigation, commercial law, tribal governance, environmental law, natural resources and criminal law.

We are a medium sized firm with a great team that is passionate about Māori development and creating opportunities for Māori. We have offices in Wellington and Rotorua.

About the role

We are seeking summer clerks to work in either our Wellington or Rotorua office. The ideal candidates will be studying towards an LL.B, 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

The successful candidate will be exposed to all areas of our practice, assisting our lawyers across a range of matters.

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.

Queries and applications

All applicants should 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 Wendy Hynes, Kaiwhakahaere | Practice Manager (wendy@kahuilegal.co.nz) by 5pm on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Job Description

Click here to access the Job Description 2020.06.22 ADVERT and JD Summer Clerk

Wellington Office

Level 11, Intilecta Centre
15 Murphy Street

PO Box 1654
Wellington 6140

T: +64 4 495 3040
E: info@kahuilegal.co.nz

Rotorua Office

Level 1, GHA Centre
1108 Fenton Street

PO Box 1177
Rotorua 3040

T: +64 7 348 3599
E: info@kahuilegal.co.nz