Human resources and remuneration

2 November 2012
By Rachael Breckon

Changing stereotypes – the future lawyer

There’s an elephant in the room when workplace ethnic diversity is discussed. It begins with “R” and makes everyone a little uncomfortable. Thankfully that word is uncooperative and unnecessary. And that’s according to Office of Ethnic Affairs director Mervin Singham. “For too long political correctness and sensitivity impedes rational debate ... More about Changing stereotypes – the future lawyer.

19 March 2012
By NZLS

CVs and social media

With the rise of internet-based CV services and templates most people have access to tools that enable the creation of the ‘perfect’ CV. As a consequence CVs are becoming much more generic making it harder to tell candidates apart. So how up-to-date and comprehensive are your social media profiles? If ... More about CVs and social media.

15 December 2011
By NZLS

New Zealand Law Society/Momentum Legal Salary Survey 2011 Final Report

The survey was conducted online in September and October 2011 with all New Zealand lawyers holding a current practising certificate invited to participate. Over 1 100 responses were received. This represents almost 10% of the profession and is a reasonable level of participation statistically. The survey only relates to lawyers ... More about New Zealand Law Society/Momentum Legal Salary Survey 2011 Final Report.

9 December 2011
By NZLS

New Zealand Law Society/Momentum Legal Salary Survey 2011: Key Findings

The survey was conducted online in September and October 2011. All New Zealand lawyers who held a current practising certificate were invited to participate. Over 1 100 responses were received which was about 10% of the profession and is regarded as a reasonable level of participation statistically. Most respondents were ... More about New Zealand Law Society/Momentum Legal Salary Survey 2011: Key Findings.

9 September 2011
By Rachael Breckon

Retaining older staff

As the number of people leaving the workforce begins to outnumber those entering employers need to investigate ways to cater and retain aging staff. The Department of Labour predicts that in less than a decade 25% of employees will be over the age of 55. According to current statistics from ... More about Retaining older staff.

4 August 2011
By Rachael Breckon

Converting OE into a positive factor

Rather than viewing the Kiwi OE as a black hole absorbing mid-level staff some firms have changed tactic and are now utilising it as an opportunity to build international networks and secure long-term loyalty from top employees. Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (Minters) had a pretty well established programme of encouraging ... More about Converting OE into a positive factor.

23 May 2011
By Momentum

Momentum Indicative Legal Profession Salary Ranges: In-house

The following information has been compiled by recruitment company Momentum’s National Legal Recruitment team over 2010/2011 in the course of interviewing and placing job applicants. Momentum recruits legal staff for both private practice and in-house teams in both the public and private sectors throughout all regions of New Zealand and ... More about Momentum Indicative Legal Profession Salary Ranges: In-house.

23 May 2011
By Momentum

Momentum Indicative Legal Profession Salary Ranges: Private Practice

The following information has been compiled by recruitment company Momentum’s National Legal Recruitment team over 2010/2011 in the course of interviewing and placing job applicants. Momentum recruits legal staff for both private practice and in-house teams in both the public and private sectors throughout all regions of New Zealand and ... More about Momentum Indicative Legal Profession Salary Ranges: Private Practice.

10 December 2010
By NZLS

Auckland Law Firm Salary Data 2010

The following information was gathered from a survey of 20 Auckland law firms conducted by Markhams Auckland in October 2010. The survey has been conducted annually since 2006. Participants in the 2010 survey ranged from sole practitioners to a firm with 17 partners (including non equity partners). The information shows ... More about Auckland Law Firm Salary Data 2010.

27 October 2010
By NZLS

Young lawyers and travel plans

Downturn stems young lawyer exodus Traditionally many young lawyers with two to five years experience seek to work overseas but the economic downturn of the last two years has reduced overseas opportunities for young lawyers and more are staying in New Zealand. It can be difficult to get accurate information ... More about Young lawyers and travel plans.

27 October 2010
By NZLS

Legal executives and LCA work

Legal Executives and the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 The scope of work that can be undertaken by legal executives and the limitations imposed on this by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 (LCA) has recently come under scrutiny. NZLS has received advice on what work a legal executive may ... More about Legal executives and LCA work.

27 October 2010
By NZLS

Recruitment of young lawyers

Young lawyers sometimes hard to find Finding young lawyers to work in regional or “provincial” practices has become a recruitment challenge and the reason why isn’t easy to pin down. LawTalk recently asked some regional principals and recruiter if lawyers with between two and five years’ experience were becoming a ... More about Recruitment of young lawyers.