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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade l-lll - Criminal Law Division - Albury (Temporary) - 00007XZG


Job Description:

Legal Aid NSW Logo• Work Life Balance

• Attractive Salary

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Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 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.


Provide legal advice and representation to clients of Legal Aid NSW, including minor assistance and casework service, in accordance with legal Aid NSW policies and guidelines in order to contribute to the implementation of Legal Aid NSW's mission to deliver high quality legal services to our clients and to assist them to resolve their legal problems.


The successful applicant will be passionate about the provision of legal services to disadvantaged people in regional and rural areas. You will have strong communication skills to enable interaction with a range of stakeholders and strive for exceptional service delivery. Applicants should be hardworking, a team player, have a passion for criminal law and a desire to learn new skills as well as expanding upon existing strengths. You would ideally have at least 1 year post admission experience in criminal law, and be prepared to conduct bail applications, sentence proceedings and defended hearings in the Local and Children's Court.




• 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, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa 



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. What are the major challenges you are likely to encounter as a criminal defence solicitor in the Riverina/Murray at Legal Aid NSW? What experience and skills would you bring to the role to meet theses challenges?


2. Outline the 3 most significant capabilities from the Role description that you would use in conducting a busy and varied criminal law practice in the Riverina/Murray?

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 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.


• Temporary opportunity up to 29 April 2021 in Albury (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Jane Murray (02) 6921 6588 or email: jane.murray@legalaid.nsw.gov.au


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• Salary Range: $77,578 - $115,017 plus superannuation & leave loading

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007XZG 
• Closing Date: Sunday, 1 November 2020 [11:59pm] 


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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Albury, NSW, Australia


Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade l-lll - Criminal Law Division - Albury (Temporary) - 00007XZG






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