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Kāhui Legal is looking for Summer Clerks to work at the forefront of Māori development alongside our Kāhui whānau.  You will gain experience across a wide range of legal issues impacting Māori. The role is temporary full-time from 22 November 2021 to 18 February 2022.

About us

Kāhui Legal is a specialist law firm working at the forefront of Māori development with unparalleled experience and expertise in legal issues that affect Māori. We specialise in providing legal services in areas including Treaty of Waitangi claims and settlement negotiations, governance, litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, public law, resource management, criminal law, Māori land law and regulatory compliance.

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 offices. The ideal candidates will be studying towards an 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

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 Wednesday 31 March 2021.

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Level 11, Diabetes New Zealand House
15 Murphy Street

PO Box 1654
Wellington 6140

T: +64 4 495 9999
E: info@kahuilegal.co.nz


Level 1, GHA Centre
1108 Fenton Street

PO Box 1177
Rotorua 3040

T: +64 7 460 1360
E: info@kahuilegal.co.nz


Level 4, The Atrium
23 Maunganui Road
Mount Maunganui
(By appointment only)

T: +64 7 460 1360
E: info@kahuilegal.co.nz