VACANCY  POSTING INFORMATION 

Solicitor-General

Ministry:

Location:

Crown Law Office

Rarotonga

Salary:

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Listed: 

October 20, 2021, 7:57:02 PM

Deadline:

November 27, 2021, 2:00:00 AM

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Applications are invited for the position of

SOLICITOR-GENERAL

The Solicitor-General manages the Crown Law Office under the Crown Law Office Act 1980 and is responsible for fulfilling the Crown’s obligation to advance the public interest in the justice system.

The Crown Law Office provides legal services to:
• Government including the Queen’s Representative,
• Cabinet,
• The Prime Minister,
• Ministers,
• The Ombudsman,
• Heads of Departments,
• Other Government entities and Statutory bodies.
The office is also responsible for criminal prosecutions and civil litigation and providing legislative drafting services.

The successful candidate should have extensive experience in:
• Criminal, Civil and Public law litigation at all levels including in the appellate courts,
• As well as experience providing advice on constitutional and public law issues.
Experience in managing a small law office and supervising lawyers is essential.

Experience and knowledge of Cook Islands law, commercial law, international law and working in a Pacific Islands environment will be an advantage. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of Cook Islands culture and be fluent in Cook Islands Maori language, but these are not essential.

The appointment is likely to be for a term of three years. It is hoped that the successful candidate would be available for the position by the end of 2021 or early 2022.

Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, and should be sent to the Crown Law Office via email - crownlaw.admin@cookislands.gov.ck. The closing date is 26th November 2021 at 4pm.