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I work for NSW | NSW Government

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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Family Law - Temporary & Ongoing - State Wide Talent Pool

Job Reference: 116744043

 

 

ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW

 
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.


ABOUT THE ROLE

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.


ABOUT YOU


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. 

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.

Please note: If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role please apply via our targeted 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.


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


• x1 Ongoing Opportunity in Gosford (35hpw)

• x1 Ongoing Opportunity in Campbelltown (35hpw)

• x1 Ongoing Opportunity in Penrith (35hpw)

• 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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• Package up to $127K

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007CPN
• Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 (11:59pm) 

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