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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9219 5994
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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Civil Law - Government Law Team - Central Sydney - Ongoing - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Combined


Job Description:

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Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 26 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.



The position is responsible for:


• Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities in a range of federal administrative law areas with a focus on immigration law. 

• Conducting an efficient and effective legal practice.

• Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertaking all related administrative and case management activities.

Job Requirements:



You will have a passion for assisting disadvantaged people obtain access to justice. We are looking for outstanding solicitors with relevant skills and experience to provide targeted, high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged people. The successful applicants will be able to communicate effectively with clients and a diverse range of stakeholders. 




• Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW


• Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement


• Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check


• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident


Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:

• current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)

• cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:


1. Outline your experience in providing high quality advice, minor assistance, casework and community legal education on immigration law to clients.  Knowledge of, and experience advising in, the area of immigration law is essential.


2. Describe your experience and abilities in assisting and engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and applicants who are experiencing family violence and your ability to work with relevant stakeholders and service delivery partners.


Note: We are looking for an immigration lawyer to fill this role.  If you have any experience working in other areas of Federal administrative law (e.g. social security, NDIS or veterans) in addition to immigration law, very briefly outline your experience in those other areas.

The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.

This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future temporary or ongoing vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.


Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.


Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.


If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.


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• Enquiries: Bill Gerogiannis on (02) 9219 5903 or Bill.Gerogiannis@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual methods may be used for interviews and assessments. This may include interviews conducted by video, telephone interviewing, Microsoft Teams meetings and online assessments.



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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Civil Law - Government Law Team - Central Sydney - Ongoing - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Combined


Government, Legal




77,578 - 115,017 per year