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Solicitor I-III - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Family Law - Sydney Metropolitan Talent Pool for Ongoing or Temporary Positions - Full-time or Part-time

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - South
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00008ADV
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $127,475. Package includes salary ($77,811 - $115,362, employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 4908 6133 or Christine.Lovell-Jones@legalaid. - Chris Lovell-Jones
Closing Date: 20/06/2021 - 11:59 PM


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Solicitor I-III - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Family Law - Sydney Metropolitan Talent Pool for Ongoing or Temporary Positions - Full-time or Part-time - 00008ADV


• Talent Pool for Future Ongoing or Temporary vacancies

• Sydney Metropolitan Locations

• Competitive Salary Package at 127k pa 



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.


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.



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.




• Legal Qualifications


• 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 for temporary vacancies


• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident for ongoing vacancies



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 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?

Please save your CV and Cover Letter as 'LAST NAME, First name - CV/Cover Letter' in PDF or word format.

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 temporary or ongoing vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.

To ensure 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.


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.


• Talent Pool for ongoing/temporary opportunities at full-time or part-time
• Enquiries: Convenor Christine Lovell-Jones on (02) 4908 6133 or Christine.Lovell-Jones@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

• The Sydney Metropolitan Offices include: Bankstown, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Sutherland, Sydney Central 


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Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Salary Range: $77,578 - $115,017 plus superannuation & leave loading


• Jobs Board Ref No. 00008ADV
• Closing Date: Sunday 20 June 2021 [11:59pm]