Wollongong/ South Coast | Full-time | Fixed-term (12 months)
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to work in the South Coast NSW region for a 12 month period of Parental relief. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit an experienced Solicitor seeking to build and demonstrate their management and leadership 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 Managing Solicitor provides support to the Deputy Principal Solicitor, Criminal Law Practice with the delivery of legal services within the ALS South Coast (Wollongong, Nowra, Moruya) cluster group.
The position holder is responsible for the management of staff and resources within their cluster group, the allocation of work and workloads including the briefing and assignment of work to external legal representatives and the implementation of relevant ALS policies and procedures for those services/functions.
The position holder also supports the Deputy Principal Solicitor in developing and implementing policies and strategies to improve the provision of legal services to ALS clients and monitoring and evaluating of emerging matters to determine their potential impact in the delivery of legal services by the organisation.
- Support the Deputy Principal Solicitor with the delivery of legal services within the relevant staffing cluster location group.
- Management and supervision of staff and resources within the cluster group.
- 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.
- Manage career development opportunities to improve staff retention and conduct regular staff performance evaluations.
- Conduct complicated legal matters, including committals, District and Supreme Court appearances in all nominated jurisdictions.
- Co-ordinate diary and court schedules to maintain an effective and efficient legal practice and provide legal representation services in Local Courts, District Courts and Children’s courts.
Staff Benefits at ALS
We offer a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment, where you can develop and grow. 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 and additional leave entitlements.
Staff can choose to take advantage of benefits including salary packaging to maximise take-home pay.
Your skills and experience
- Possession of a current Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of NSW with up to 6 years of demonstrated experience in the application of criminal and representation law combined with accreditation as a Specialist in Criminal Law or a willingness to attain such accreditation.
- Proven ability to manage the day-to-day activities of legal service offices within various locations 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.
How to apply
Please submit the completed application package to Shaun Mortimer (Deputy Principal Solicitor) at E: [email protected]
If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Shaun Mortimer (Deputy Principal Solicitor) at E: [email protected]
Applications for this position close at midnight Wednesday 14 September 2022.