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Legal Aid NSW

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Solicitor - Legal Officer I-III - Civil Law - Lismore - Ongoing/Temporary - Full-time/Part-time - Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Combined Talent Pool


Job Description:

This recruitment will be used to create a talent pool for the Lismore area.



Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 23 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
• Conducting an effective legal practice.
• Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.


You will be passionate about working with disadvantaged communities and looking to work full or time part-time in long term or short term contracts. You will have relevant experience to work in the Civil Law Division, which specialises in providing a range of legal services that impact on the everyday lives of our clients. You will provide high quality advice, minor assistance, casework and community legal education services in areas such as consumer, discrimination, human rights, employment, housing, immigration, social security, mental health and other areas of civil law. (Current Driver’s licence is necessary).
• 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
• A current Driver's licence
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.     Please outline your knowledge of and experience in providing civil law services in one or more of the following areas of civil law: consumer, fines, human rights, employment, housing or social security
2.     What attracts you to working in the Civil law Division at Legal Aid NSW and explain how your skills and experience prepares you to effectively advise and represent disadvantaged clients in a range of settings including outreach and in-house advice clinics, dispute resolution forums, tribunals and courts.

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 create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months (in Lismore).


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.


• Talent Pool for temporary/ongoing Legal Officer Grade I-III vacancies
Location: Lismore
• Enquiries: Convenor Sally Bryant on (02) 6650 6026 or sally.bryant@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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• Package up to $124K
• Jobs Board Ref No. 000073CL
• Closing Date: Sunday 7 July 2019 [11:59pm]

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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Solicitor - Legal Officer I-III - Civil Law - Lismore - Ongoing/Temporary - Full-time/Part-time - Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Combined Talent Pool






Up to $123,994 Package includes salary ($75,686 - $112,212), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. per year