Crown Prosecutors

Listed Tuesday 11 June, 2024

MWIS Lawyers has served Northlanders since 1922. Offering a wide range of legal services including property, employment, family, commercial law, Māori land, civil litigation, trusts and estates, MWIS has also been the Office of the Crown Solicitor at Whangārei since the warrant was established in Northland.

Due to an increasing and varied caseload, we are looking for Senior and Intermediate Crown Prosecutors with jury trial experience to join our supportive and collaborative Crown Prosecution team.  We encourage diversity and inclusion and truly care for our people.

He angitūtanga I The opportunity

This role is based in Whangārei, where you will be prosecuting a wide range of criminal matters in the District Courts throughout Northland and the High Court in Whangārei.  You will have extensive opportunities to conduct jury trials. You will also appear for the Crown on hearings at all stages of the prosecution process and be responsible for the file work involved in prosecutions allocated to you.  Through your work, you will engage with a broad range of stakeholders within the justice system, including Police, Courts, Defence and Corrections.

He kōrero mōu | About you

To be successful in this role you will need to bring:

  • A sound understanding of criminal law and evidence
  • Experience in jury trials
  • Agility and tenacity to perform within a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • The resilience required to deal with complex criminal cases
  • Excellent digital, verbal and written skills, with the ability to adjust your communication to suit a range of audiences
  • Honesty, transparency and empathy
  • An appetite to spend time in Court

Nōu te rourou| What’s in it for you

  • The ability to gain extensive court experience at all stages of the criminal justice process, in both the District and High Courts
  • The opportunity to prosecute a varied caseload of serious criminal offending
  • For senior prosecutors – you will have the opportunity to mentor and develop junior team members in their litigation development
  • For intermediate prosecutors – you will get to work under the mentorship of our experienced Senior Crown Partners
  • We are a smaller firm that understands you need to make time for priorities outside of work for your wellbeing
  • We provide you with regular in-house training sessions regarding trial advocacy, and matters relevant to the criminal justice system
  • We offer competitive and industry-benchmarked salary packages
  • You can join one of several company sports teams and regular social events
  • If you are coming from somewhere outside of Northland, we may also provide a relocation allowance

Tēnā tonoa mai | How to apply

If you want to work with a firm where you can enjoy both rewarding and challenging work, beautiful beaches, a coastal lifestyle, and a growing vibrant city please come and join our team.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask before submitting your application,  please feel free to email Secha Alach, General Manager at or Bernadette O’Connor, Crown Solicitor at or call us on 09 438 4239.  We would love to hear from you.

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