General Vacancies - Graduates and Solicitors - Western Region

General Vacancies – Graduate to Grade 2

Full Time Permanent and Full Time Temporary Engagements

The ALS retains a list of suitable candidates to refer to when vacancies occur to assist with fast tracking the recruitment process and to identify top talent for future roles.

As such, applications are being sought from Graduates through to more senior Solicitors wishing to join our Western Region team.  This region encompasses Armidale, Tamworth, Moree, Walgett, Bourke, Broken Hill, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Bathurst.

The ALS

The ALS is a public company limited by guarantee and registered charity.

It is primarily funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's department and managed by an Aboriginal Board and governed by the ALS Company. The Company consists of thirty Aboriginal people from NSW and ACT and Company members are elected for three-year terms and represent their community.

The ALS is one of the largest Aboriginal legal practices delivering legal services to Aboriginal people in Australia. With over 200 staff, we provide information and referral, legal advice and court representation in criminal law, family law and care and protection law to Aboriginal men, women, and children in 24 offices across urban, regional, and remote NSW and ACT

The Roles

  • Perform criminal appearance work as directed covering matters within Local Courts, Children's Courts, District Court and/or Court Circuit travel.
  • This Criminal Appearance work will involve the undertaking specific activities including List Work, Sentence Matters, Bail Applications and Defended Hearings;
  • Provide considered, independent, balanced and professional criminal law advice;
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant criminal law legislation, case law and court procedures;
  • Research, prepare and provide representation for Aboriginal clients in criminal matters and prepare briefs for counsel and attend to instructing counsel.

Your Skills and Expertise

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities and staff.
  • Legal qualifications and a NSW Practising Certificate (or be able to obtain one immediately);
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Criminal Law, including practice and procedure;
  • Capacity and motivation to provide quality legal representation to Aboriginal people in rural and remote communities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and time management skills;
  • Computer literacy and capacity to generate legal correspondence; and
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload, together with high level conceptual, analytical and research skills.

​​​​​​​How to Apply

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the ALS Application package for these roles. Submit your expression of interest and application to Curtis Penning (Acting Deputy Principal Solicitor Regional) at [email protected].  Applications for these positions close 30 June 2022.

Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply

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