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Managing Solicitor (Redfern) - Criminal Law practice

Redfern  |  Full-time  | Fixed-term to May 2023

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to deliver culturally appropriate legal advice and representation to clients in accordance with the ALS policies, procedures and guidelines in Criminal Law Practice including early intervention and outreach services, community legal education and referrals.

Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role is a development opportunity for a (relief) fixed-term 6 month period.

This role would suit an experienced Criminal Law Solicitor seeking to demonstrate their management and leadership capabilities.


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 Managing Solicitor (Redfern) will be responsible for: 

  • Supporting the Deputy Principal Solicitor with the delivery of legal services within the Redfern Criminal Law team
  • Assist with the management and supervision of professional and administrative staff and resources within the office
  • Allocation of work and management of workloads including the briefing and assignment of work to external legal representatives and the implementation of policies and procedures for those functions
  • Organise and convene regular staff meetings and CLE seminars
  • Take on a varied criminal law practice, including EAGP matters as well as Local/Children’s and District Court appearance work

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
  • Possession of a current Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of NSW with 3+ years of demonstrated experience in the application of criminal and representation law
  • Proven ability to manage the day to day activities of a legal service office including the supervision of staff, the allocation of work, and management of workloads and regular reviews of performance
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in legal representation for Aboriginal clients in criminal matters and capacity to brief and instruct Counsel
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant criminal law legislation, case law and court proceedings to effectively represent and advocate for Aboriginal clients
  • Demonstrated excellence in consultation, interpersonal, influencing, motivational, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, combined with strong people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload

How to apply

Applications for this position close on Wednesday 30 November.


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