Situation Vacant

As a public service:

In House Counsel Position
Campaigning Organisation
Based in Hawkes Bay

A specialist campaigning business is seeking an in house counsel to help with campaigns against councils, government departments and political parties. The role is to ensure that these organisations obey the law, and are held to account if they do not.

The purpose of this role is holding the Hawkes Bay Regional Council to account, and ensuring they act lawfully. Other councils will also be pursued, and there will be a wide variety of interesting legal work in the political field.

The successful applicant will be a young, ambitious and committed lawyer who wants profile and court time. They will likely have political aspirations and will understand that this role is about winning campaigns, not winning cases. They will have a strong work ethic, not be bound by convention, and want regular media coverage talking about issues that matter.

Fearlessness will be a major positive attribute, and a willingness to take on tough cases. This is not a standard lawyers job, and will require flair and imagination and is not for the faint hearted. Coping with pressure from opposing counsel and opposing organisations will be a key part of this role.

Remuneration will be based on experience and ability.

Please contact Whaleoil by email for your details to be passed onto the organisation.

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