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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade l-lll - Criminal Law Division - Penrith (Temporary)

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00007BX3
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 2
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) 4732 3077 - Matthew Greenaway
Closing Date: 17/10/2019 - 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.


Provide legal advice and representation to clients of Legal Aid NSW, including minor assistance and casework service, in accordance with Legal Aid NSW policies and guidelines in order  to contribute to the implementation of Legal Aid NSW's mission to deliver high quality legal services to our clients and to assist them to resolve their legal problems.


The successful applicants will be able to work with colleagues and clients in a very busy local court duty lists at both Mt Druitt and Penrith Local Courts as rostered. The successful applicants will provide advice services and will be able to deal with the administrative tasks in a timely manner.




• 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. What experience do you have that would assist you to undertake the duties of a local court solicitor at Mt Druitt and Penrith Local Courts?


2. Why do you want to work at a very busy regional office?

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.


• 2 x Temporary opportunities at Penrith (up until 30 June 2020 and 1 February 2020) (35HPW)
• Enquiries:  Matthew Greenaway on (02) 4732 3077 or email matthew.greenaway@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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