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

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast
Job Reference Number: 000077N8
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $127K Package includes salary ($77,578- $115,017), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 5525 1600 - Pauline Chau
Closing Date: 14/09/2019 - 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 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.


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.


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. 



• 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 




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. 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.


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.



• 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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