The Public Defence Service is looking for experienced lawyers to join our committed and professional teams located in our 10 offices across the country. We are seeking expressions of interest at all levels, from junior lawyers who have at least 12 months criminal litigation experience, through to senior lawyers with PAL 3 or PAL 4 approval, or the ability to obtain these levels!
The Public Defence Service (PDS) provides high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases. Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients.
Our 10 offices are located in Auckland City, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore, Tauranga, Hamilton, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Working for the PDS you will find challenge and satisfaction with a varied caseload, supportive colleagues, comprehensive professional development and excellent terms and conditions.
If you are interested in joining any of our offices, we want to hear from you.
Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
Please contact Elaine Hines, Deputy Director, Operations
Either via email Elaine.Hines@PDS.govt.nz or mobile 027 561 1025.
Make contact today!