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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - Family Law Division - Albury - Ongoing - Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal Combined Recruitment

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
Job Reference Number: 00007JU1
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $138,788. Package includes salary ($123,229 - $125,600), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 6921 6588 - Nicole Dwyer
Closing Date: 23/02/2020 - 11:59 PM


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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to travel and make a difference in the local community?


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.


Riverina Murray is one of the most diverse regions in NSW with a population of approximately 275,000. There are two Legal Aid Offices located in this region, Albury and Wagga Wagga. 


The Solicitor IV in Albury will be responsible for the provision of family law services to socially and economically disadvantaged people, including in more complex matters. The role will work remotely, providing outreach services within the Riverina Murray area and will work closely with local community legal centres. 

This role does not have any direct reports however it will provide advice and support to the Wagga Wagga junior solicitors and administration team. 

This role will work independently as a family law subject matter expert and will require regular travel to the Wagga Wagga Office.


We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced family law solicitor who:

• Has 2-3 years family law post admission experience

• Excels working within a small team environment 

• Thrives working independently with minimal direct supervision

• Has an ability to establish and maintain stakeholder relationships

• Is friendly and approachable, and a strong communicator


• Competitive salary

• Opportunity to travel to remote areas

• Career development and travel to Central Sydney for training

• Opportunity to work within a large scale law firm



• 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 or Australian Permanent Residency

• Australian Driver's Licence

Candidates with Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) training will be highly regarded



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. Please outline how your skills and experience meet the capabilities for the role. 


2. Provide an example of miscommunication with a colleague. How did you handle it and what was the outcome?

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.


This recruitment is open to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal applicants. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on whether you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such.

For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems please email aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.


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.


• Ongoing Opportunity at Albury (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Nicole Dwyer on (02) 6921 6588 or Nicole.Dwyer@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
• Applying for a Role
• Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Salary Range: $123,229 - $125,600 plus superannuation 

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007JU1
• Closing Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020 [11:59pm]