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I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Legal

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Job Reference: 193934215

 

ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW

 
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.


ABOUT THE ROLE

 

Provide legal advocacy in District Court Trials, Sentences and other Criminal Matters on behalf of Legal Aid NSW, Temporary roles at Central Sydney and regional locations are for a period up to 3 years. 


ABOUT YOU


The successful applicant will have extensive criminal advocacy experience and the ability to conduct both Jury and Judge alone trials. The successful applicant will also have extensive experience in undertaking mandatory case conferencing in EAGP matters and in mentoring junior colleagues in a criminal law environment.

 

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 or hold a valid working visa

 

 

HOW TO APPLY


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. Detail your experience in complex criminal matters.

 

2. Detail your experience in mentoring colleagues in a criminal law 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 ongoing and temporary vacancies that may arise over the next 18 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.


FURTHER INFORMATION


• x 2 Temporary opportunities at Sydney Metro and regional offices (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Harriet Ketley on (02) 9219 5069 or harriet.ketley@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

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• Salary Range $142,308 - $145,306 plus superannuation & leave loading

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00008B0J 
• Closing Date: Sunday, 6 June 2021 (11:59pm) 

 

To ensure that 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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