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Graduate Lawyer

About this role

We’re looking for Bachelor of Laws graduates who will be finishing their studies in 2023 (excluding Professional Studies) to join us, the leading law firm in the North. Our comprehensive and supportive graduate development programme helps our graduate lawyers transition from law student to legal professional. 

We’re proud to provide a leading graduate induction and training programme, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of actually practising law including:

  • matter and document management in a digital office
  • time recording and billing
  • further practical legal skills according to your team
  • client service skills
  • business development skills
  • maintaining wellbeing and resilience, and more.

Training begins with an 8-week intensive induction programme, followed by ongoing fortnightly training sessions tailored for our graduates, as well as participating in other firm and team-wide training initiatives and CPD. 

Over the course of your first year, in addition to completing your Professional Legal Studies, you will:

  • be actively involved in client relationships (with support) – you’ll become a trusted advisor to your clients
  • work on a variety of legal documentation for personal and business clients
  • learn to take a big picture view for your clients, advising on a range of matters depending on the team that ends up being the best fit for you.

What you will bring 
You will:

  • be comfortable with technology and learning new systems
  • have very strong attention to detail
  • have excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships
  • be able to work as part of a team but also show initiative
  • be naturally curious and love learning
  • have a passion for helping the North grow – whether as a newcomer to the area, or a person returning back to your roots (make sure to tell us what interests you about the North in your cover letter).

When do I start?
We’re looking for law graduates who are ready to start work no later than February 2024. You may start from November 2023 if it is of benefit to both parties (working part time while completing Profs is an option). Your anticipated start date will not impact on your application. You may or may not have started or completed Profs when you apply. 

Where will I work?
WRMK Lawyers has offices in Whangarei, Dargaville, Kerikeri and Warkworth.

Find out more
Visit for more information about our graduate development programme.

Apply Now
Please apply here including your CV, cover letter and academic transcript or to . We are also happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please send your CV, academic transcript and covering letter through to .

What documents do I need for my application?

  • Your CV
  • A copy of your academic transcript to date
  • Covering letter

What should I put in my cover letter?

This is your chance to tell us what areas of law you may be interested in, why you are passionate about the region and what you do outside of work too what makes you you. Limit your message to four or five key points telling us about the things that make you unique and why you’d make a great addition
to our team.

What should I put in my CV?

Simplicity is key. We’re looking for a simple overview that includes your contact details, details about your studies, work experience, volunteering, sports, cultural involvement, passions and anything else we should know about you. One or two pages is perfect.

How do I present myself at the interview?

  • Do your research: Connect with us on Instagram or Facebook, spend some time on our website and work out what about us appeals to you most.
  • Prepare questions: What do you want to know about us, how we work and our environment? Be curious and come prepared.
  • Dress for your day: We are a corporate environment but want you to feel good and comfortable with us.
  • Be on time: Plan to arrive for your interview 5 to 10 minutes before the appointed time (or if your interview is by Zoom, get logged in nice and early to make sure everything is working).
  • Stay positive: We are interested in understanding the real you and want to make it a positive experience for us both.

Please get in touch with , who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.