Lismore | Full-time | Fixed-term (to end December 2023, possible extension)
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to take direct carriage of a majority of the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) matters arising in their region and manage the allocation of EAGP matters within the practice.
Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit a qualified lawyer, with two or more years of advocacy experience and interest to develop their management and mentoring skills.
About the ALS
Born out of a protest movement, the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is the primary legal service for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. Our vision is to achieve social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.
We offer a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment. We’re passionate about what we do and we work hard. The ALS values the health and wellbeing of our employees and we are proud to offer flexible work practices. Staff can choose to take advantage of benefits including salary packaging to maximise take-home pay.
About the role
The primary objective of the position is to deliver culturally appropriate legal advice, and representation to clients in accordance with the ALS policies, procedures and guidelines in Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) matters, including early intervention and outreach services, community legal education and referrals.
The position is a supervising staff member of one of the ALS office teams located within a designated Cluster and as such will contribute together with other ALS colleagues in collaborative teamwork and team building.
Your skills and experience
- 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 with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Criminal Law
- In-depth knowledge of criminal law, including practice and procedure
- Proven capacity to perform a strong advocacy role for Aboriginal people in leading the District Court and EAGP Practices, along with more complex LC/CC matters
- Ability to perform management, supervisory and mentoring tasks in relation to a multidisciplinary team of staff
- Capacity to provide high quality legal representation and advice to Aboriginal people, and manage complaints by clients and/or family members
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and time management skills
- Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload
- Willingness to drive or fly distances within the region and stay overnight or longer to undertake court work or training
- Demonstrated commitment to the effective implementation of Workplace Health and Safety and Ethical and Diversity practices in the workplace
How to apply
Please submit the completed application package to Shannon Ramsay, Managing Solicitor (Cluster) at E: [email protected]
- If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Shannon Ramsay, Managing Solicitor (Cluster) at E: [email protected]
Readvertised - please apply promptly.
Applications for this position close at COB Monday 24 July 2023.