Career Opportunities at Dewhirst Law

Legal - reception/para legal/admin


Key role - front desk; first impressions matter

Join us for this great career opportunity.

You will be required to work with our team and our clients, and will need to be self-motivated, efficient and reliable.

A positive and confident attitude, a willingness to assist others and the ability to learn on the job, and yes, a sense of humor are highly desirable.

This role could suit a person willing to work in a split admin/legal role.


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

We are looking for someone with some or all of the following attributes, and who is motivated to learn.

Customer service or relationship management

Legal assistant experience or previous legal experience

Precise and effective communication and organizational skills, proficiency with IT/Microsoft Office suite

Have the ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines

Have the ability to work in a team environment and be able to provide input, whilst having the ability to work independently and efficiently

A willingness to learn and develop within a diverse environment


The application form will include these questions:

Do you have experience in administration?

Do you have customer service experience?

Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

How would you rate your English language skills? 

 

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Relevant New Zealand experience A MUST

Legal - 2 roles


1. (Wellington) experienced general practise lawyer to work in strong legal team, with the opportunity to grow your own practice and be a leader

2. (Palmerston North) experienced legal executive/office manager to assist busy partner


ABOUT THE ROLES

Family lawyer – Wellington - the position is for an experienced lawyer to take charge of our Wellington office in Customhouse Quay, working with and reporting to our senior lawyers in Palmerston North and Whanganui. Legal aid and Court experience preferred.


Legal executive / office manager - Palmerston North – the position is a support role, reporting directly to the local partner.

For both roles you will be required to work with our team, but most importantly you will have to be able to work independently, and will need to be self-motivated, efficient and reliable.

A positive and confident attitude, flexibility, a willingness to assist others and the ability to learn on the job, and a sense of humour are highly desirable.


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Family Court/general practise lawyer

Preferably 3+ PQE

Strong analytical, written and advocacy skills and the ability to communicate in plain English

Experience in managing own clients and matters through to completion

Familiarity with asset structuring, and relationship property

Some general litigation experience (Family Protection Act/Estate litigation, care of children, asset protection matters)

Strong legal research skills

Familiarity with general practice including drafting wills, liaising with clients for succession plans, conveyancing

Legal Aid Approval (lead provider status would be preferable).


Legal executive/office manager

Legal assistant/secretary experience or previous legal experience (i.e – court registry experience, legal executive).

Familiarity with Family Court processes/Legal Aid would be highly beneficial

Both roles

Precise and effective communication and organisational skills, proficiency with IT/Microsoft Office suite.

The ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines.

The ability to work in a team environment and be able to provide input, whilst having the ability to work independently and efficiently.

Able to work remotely.

Willingness to learn and develop within a diverse environment.


The application form will include these questions:

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

How many years' experience do you have as a lawyer?

Have you completed a qualification in law?

Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?


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Graduate lawyer

We are looking for someone with dedication and energy to join our growing team

We are busy property, business, litigation, family and infrastructure lawyers.

We aspire to be the best, and demand a high level of commitment and quality from each other. It's what our clients expect from us.

Our approach is team based. We encourage each other to do better every day, and to grow the business, and our skills.

Whanganui is the best place in New Zealand to work, and we have the world's best mountains, lakes and coastlines on the doorstep.

The role is for a full-time lawyer. Some experience would be a bonus, but not essential. You will be a great fit if you are smart, and eager to learn.


See the Seek listing here