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Aboriginal Graduate Program - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Statewide - Temporary

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Statewide
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Gosford, Central Coast and Region
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lismore & Far North Coast
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
  • Regional NSW / Bathurst & Central West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - South
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00007B5B
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 2
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $92,785. Package includes salary ($77,578 - $83,968), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02)9219 5109 / Scott.Hawkins@legalaid.nsw.gov.au - Scott Hawkins
Closing Date: 03/11/2019 - 11:59 PM


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Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 26 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 quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities 

• Conduct an effective legal practice.

• Comply with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.

We are looking for bright, hardworking newly admitted solicitors to join our two-year rotational Graduate Program working as a legal practitioner in two practice areas in our Criminal, Family and Civil Law Divisions.   
2 x Aboriginal Identified roles which are only open to persons who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Aboriginal Identified placements

• Sound academic grades in a LLB (or equivalent law qualification) from an accredited body 

• Eligible to hold a current NSW Practising Certificate by the commencement of the roles in early March 2020

• Have less than 12 months post admission legal work experience.

• These placements are identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment Rules 2014.

• 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 descent through parentage, identifying as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria in order for your application to be considered.


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. Why would you like to work for Legal Aid NSW and what would you consider to be the major challenges of this role?
  2. What strengths and skills would you bring to the role to overcome these challenges? 

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.

**Due to the high volume of applications received; candidates are advised that if you do not address the targeted questions or meet the essential requirements you will not be considered.


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.

We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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.


• Enquiries: Scott Hawkins on 02 9219 5109 or Scott.Hawkins@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
• Locations: Across NSW at one of our 24 offices
• Package up to $93K
• Job board ref: 00007B5B
• Closing Date: Sunday 03 November 2019 [11:59PM]