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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9219 5994
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Aboriginal targeted - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Family Law State-wide Temporary & Ongoing Talent Pool


Job Description:

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Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 24 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 Solicitor I-III role will be 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 undertaking all related administrative and case management activities.


We are looking for passionate Solicitors with experience in family law and care and protection matters. Your strong communication skills will enable you to provide efficient and effective legal services to clients of Legal Aid from a range of diverse backgrounds. 




• 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.


Please Note: This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria.


If you are not Aboriginal and are interested in this role please apply via the mainstream recruitment. Click here.


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 1 page)


As part of the application process, you will also be required to respond to two targeted questions with a maximum of 300 words per question. Please do not attach your responses to these questions instead provide your responses when prompted during the application process:


1. What post admission experience do you have in the conduct of Family Law and Care and Protection matters?


2. What are the challenges in representing socially and/or economically disadvantaged clients?

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.



Legal Aid NSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

Applicants for this role must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by decent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. 

For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems please email aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au


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• Temporary & Ongoing State-Wide Talent Pool (Full Time & Part Time)

• Enquiries: Maureen Power on (02) 9219 5128 or Maureen.Power@legalaid.nsw.gov.au 
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• Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Package up to $127K

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007CT3
• Closing Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 [11:59pm] 


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Full time, Part time


Statewide, NSW, Australia


Aboriginal targeted - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Family Law State-wide Temporary & Ongoing Talent Pool






$77,578 - $115,017 per year