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Company:
I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Legal

Job Type:
Full-time Permanent/Temporary

Location:
Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast
Regional NSW
Australia

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    ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW   Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia,

Aboriginal Targeted - Solicitor - Civil Law - Legal Officer I-III - Full-time - Ongoing - Port Macquarie

Job Reference: 108201024

 

 

ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW

 
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.


ABOUT THE ROLE


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.


ABOUT YOU


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. 


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

• 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 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY


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.

 

 

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. Your experience in the conduct of an efficient and effective civil law legal practice.

2. Your experience in the provision of legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people including any experience in the provision of legal services to Aboriginal communities
 
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 12 months.


OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION


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.


ROLE NOTES

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 


FURTHER INFORMATION

 

 • X1 Ongoing Opportunity at Port Macquarie (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Pauline Chau on (02) 5525 1600 or email pauline.chau@legalaid.nsw.gov.au


Applying for a Role
Working at Legal Aid NSW

 
• Package up to $127K

• Jobs Board Ref No. 000077N8
• Closing Date: Saturday 14 September 2019 (11:59pm) 

 

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