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323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Senior Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - Family Law - Lismore - Full-time - Ongoing & Talent Pool


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Senior Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - Family Law - Lismore - Full-time - Ongoing & Talent Pool

• Competitive Salary Package up to 142k
• x1 ongoing full-time vacancy at Lismore
• Talent Pool for future ongoing/temporary opportunities
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 senior management and leadership in the provision of family law services to socially and economically disadvantaged people in accordance with the Legal Aid NSW Plan and the Family Law Division Business Plan. This includes directly providing legal services to clients of Legal Aid NSW, including in more complex matters.


We are looking for an experienced solicitor with an ability to undertake and supervise complex litigation in Family Law and Care & Protection law. You also have strong management experience to ensure effective leadership and management of staff within a legal environment.


• Legal Qualifications
• 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
• Holding Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident is an essential criterion for ongoing vacancies. Candidates who hold a valid working visa can be considered for future temporary vacancies if being placed onto the talent pool. 

• Driver's licence

• Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement


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. Demonstrate your capacity to undertake and supervise complex litigation in Family Law and Care & Protection Law.

2. Outline your qualifications and experience in leading and managing staff in a legal environment.

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.


• Ongoing Opportunity at Lismore (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Convenor Ms Maureen Power on (02) 9219 5128 or Maureen.Power@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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• Salary Range $126,120 - $128,547 plus superannuation & leave loading

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00008P0W
• Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022 [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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Lismore, NSW, Australia


Senior Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - Family Law - Lismore - Full-time - Ongoing & Talent Pool






$126,120 - $128,547 per year