Civil Law Mentor

Closing Date: 14 April 2023

Category: Policy, Governance, Monitoring & Evaluation

Civil Law Mentor - Public Solicitor's Office

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all. 

VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

About volunteering with VSA 
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 
Our Partner Organisation - Public Solicitor's Office

The Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) is an independent public office under the constitution of Solomon Islands to provide legal aid, advice and assistance to those needing their services.

The PSO helps Solomon Islanders with their legal problems provided that they meet certain eligibility criteria that considers the person’s individual circumstances including their financial situation and the nature of their legal problem, as well as other factors such as age, disability and communication difficulties.

The PSO has lawyers who can help the general public to understand their legal rights and responsibilities and navigate the legal system providing advice and representation under four divisions that handle civil law, family law, criminal law and Landowners advisory legal support.

The Country

Explore islands with natural white sandy beaches, a rich culture, and history. Spend time on the water with endless opportunities to experience the incredibly diverse marine wildlife. 

The Assignment

In this assignment a VSA volunteer will help develop the capacity of individual lawyers in the Civil Law Unit.

The purpose of the assignment is for the volunteer to work alongside lawyers and assist in building a capacity development plan for ensuring that all lawyers in the unit have the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively represent their clients.

The Volunteer

Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • At least three years of post-qualification experience
  • Experience in civil law
  • The ability to analyse files and direct further enquiries and preparation
  • Experience drafting court applications and submissions to a high standard.
  • Experience providing continuing legal education to colleagues.
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Full time volunteering opportunity in the Solomon Isands
  • Fantastic opportunity to mentor and upskill qualified civil lawyers

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.