Governance Role in Community Law - Solicitor

The ADL Steering Group’s Solicitor role provides the governance group with legal support in relation to ADL’s Rules and operation as a community law centre (CLC). This role will participate in Steering Group meetings and activities. It is a voluntary role.

The role of the Steering Group is to provide guidance in the areas of strategic development and sustainability of ADL’s service. ADL is the only Community Law Centre (CLC) in Aotearoa New Zealand which solely works with Disabled and Deaf People, and the disability community, on disability related legal matters.


We are looking for a Solicitor who is qualified to practice on their own account and is currently practising in law. In addition they must have at least two of the following attributes, knowledge, experience and qualifications.
 Knowledge or experience of disability;
 Understanding of the social model of disability;
 Knowledge of CLC structure or similar community service;
 Knowledge of disability law or disability related legal advocacy;
 Experience of governance role;
 Experience of working with disabled people in a legal context;
 Legal training in a similar area, for example, human rights.

Time commitment:

The Steering Group meets every second month and members may be involved in working groups or participate in decision making between meetings. The Steering Group does a lot of work via email.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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