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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9219 5994
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Solicitor - Legal Officer I-III - Civil Law - Temp/Ongoing - Fairfield - Full-time - 000078ML


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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 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 in areas of law conducted by the Civil Law Division 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, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa (for temporary vacancies); or Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident (for ongoing vacancies)




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. This position will be based in south west Sydney. 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 particular those from CALD communities, in a range of settings including outreach and in-house advice clinics, dispute resolution forums,  tribunals and courts.


2. 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.



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.


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.


• x1 Ongoing and x1 Temporary Opportunity to August 2020 at Fairfield (35HPW)

• Enquiries: Convenor Bora Touch on (02) 8707 2241 or bora.touch@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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• Package up to $127K 

• Jobs Board Ref No. 000078ML 

• Closing Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019 [11:59pm] 



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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Solicitor - Legal Officer I-III - Civil Law - Temp/Ongoing - Fairfield - Full-time - 000078ML






Up to $127,094 Package includes salary ($77,578 - $115,017), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. per year