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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Care & Protection - Family Law Division - Coffs Harbour - Temporary up to 12 months

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: 00007BBC
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $127,094. Package includes salary ($77,578 - $115,017, employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 6650 6004 - Gene Roche
Closing Date: 15/10/2019 - 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 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.


As the Solicitor I-III in Coffs Harbour you will be responsible for: 

• Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and representation at court to clients of Legal Aid NSW

• Conducting an effective legal practice in Family Law and Care and Protection Law and

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


The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and committed team member with excellent relevant skills and experience to conduct a litigation practice in both Family Law and Care and Protection jurisdictions.

You will have a current Australian state or territory Driver's Licence and a willingness to travel.




• At least 12 months post admission experience in either Family Law or Care and Protection.

• 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


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. Outline your skills, knowledge and experience in representing clients in both the Family Law and Care and Protection jurisdiction?


2. What do you consider to be the challenges of maintaining a busy practice across two jurisdictions in a regional area and how would you meet those 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.


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.


• Temporary Opportunity at Coffs Harbour (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Gene Roche on (02) 6650 6004 or Gene.Roche@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Package up to $127K 

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007BBC
• Closing Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019[11:59pm] 


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