The Government Legal Network

The GLN is a collaborative initiative of departmental Chief Legal Advisors and the Principal Law Officers (Attorney-General and Solicitor-General).  With the support of all government lawyers, the GLN leverages the collective legal resources and expertise of the Crown to support the Government in the lawful delivery of better public services to New Zealanders.

The legal issues confronting government are broad and complex.  As a result, the public sector offers challenging and interesting work and is home to some of the brightest legal talent in the country.  If you are keen to find out more about the role of the Government Legal Network in producing better outcomes for all New Zealanders, you are in the right place.


Recruitment open for our Summer Clerk and Graduate Programmes

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If you are keen to start a career offering rewarding work from the outset, you would enjoy clerking in government or rotating through our two-year programme for graduate solicitors. We offer exposure to diverse practice areas, accessible mentors and excellent wrap-around support to ensure your time in the Network offers challenge and a real sense of accomplishment.

Summer Clerk Applicants:  click here to find out more.

Graduate Programme Applicants: visit this page for detailed information.



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GLN Overview

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