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Honorary Lawyer

Organisation:

ANZMES

Category:

Information & Advice

Hours:

Both/Flexible

Locations:

Dunedin, Home Based

Looking for a person with sound judgment and decision-making with outstanding problem-solving and communication skills.

A little about ANZMES
To provide support for and publish and distribute information to groups and individuals suffering from or interested in ME/CFS including their families and carers.
To provide a National focus for and to represent individual sufferers and support groups for ME/CFS in New Zealand.
To promote research into the study of ME/CFS, and of the causes and treatments of this disease and to liaise internationally and keep abreast of current research.
To maintain ANZMES position as advisory body in this area of ME/CFS.
To raise awareness of ME/CFS by educating health professionals and the wider community about this medical condition.
To produce a regular publication to all subscribing members to disseminate information and support.

We provide information, support and practical advice for people, families and carers affected by ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). We also fund and support research, and offer education and training. ME/CFS is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Symptoms affect several body systems and may include weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and/or mental concentration, and insomnia, which can result in reduced participation in daily activities. ME/CFS is known by many other names such as Tapanui Flu, Yuppie Flu etc.

In New Zealand, it is estimated that there are around 20,000 sufferers. ME/CFS is thought to afflict around 150,000 in the UK, and over one million in the US. The economic cost to each family with a sufferer has been estimated to be in the region of NZ$35-45,000 per year.

Requirements

A legal lawyer to help give advice when needed on any legal matters.

We will give resources on the illness ME/CFS and be available when needed to talk though any problems or the matter needing help with.

One referee required.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Long term commitment

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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