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Rōia Hapori - Community Lawyer (Housing)

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Job Listing Date
27 Nov 2019
Wellington, Hutt Valley
$50,000 - $54,999
Work Type
Full Time
Legal, Generalists - Law Firm

Kia hiwa ra! Kei te rapu rōia mātou!

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley (CLWHV) is a registered charity providing free legal advice and assistance to those who cannot access other legal services in Wellington & the Hutt Valley. This work also includes the provision of free legal education in our communities, promoting law reform in the interests of our clients, and providing restorative justice services in the Greater Wellington region.

This is an exciting new opportunity for a lawyer to design and run a housing service in Lower Hutt. It would include legal advice, advocacy, and information to people experiencing homelessness, housing, or tenancy issues and to whom other legal help might be inaccessible. The job is full-time, and fixed term until March 2022 due to our funding agreement, and is based from our Lower Hutt office on Queens Drive.


The primary responsibilities of the Roia Hapori are:
– Legal case work: Providing legal advice, advocacy, and assistance to clients of CLWHV
– Volunteer supervision: Supervision of the work of specialist tenancy volunteers in the
TAK office (with support from the Senior Lawyers)
– Reporting: Collecting statistics, maintaining records, and drafting reports regarding
our funding obligations for the Housing service.

Applicants must be admitted as a barrister & solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and be eligible for a practising certificate. We are primarily interested in applicants with strong values, character, and commitment to our kaupapa, but the ideal applicant would display knowledge of tenancy law, and display an ability to work within vulnerable communities.

In return we can offer you an exceptional work environment with as much flexibility and responsibility as you need to get the job done. Our aim is to make Community Law the best place to work for the best people!


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