Dubbo | Full-time/part-time | Fixed-term to end Dec 2023, possible extension
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to support our legal team with delivery of high-quality legal support services to Aboriginal clients.
Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit a current Law student or experienced Paralegal, with legal research, document drafting and case review skills. Build your advocacy skills and legal practice with our mentoring.
This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
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 Paralegal will be involved in:
- Assisting solicitors at Court in appropriate cases, including note taking
- Preparing and obtain supporting documentation and draft documents required by solicitors for the preparation of hearings in accordance with minimum practice standards
- Gathering supporting documentation from and completing file reviews for non-litigation clients, as required
- Assist in researching matters of law or undertaking case reviews for solicitors, as required
This role is available as a full-time position, alternately if you are currently studying, we will consider a part-time position for 3-4 days per week.
Your skills and experience
- Aboriginality; identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or be accepted as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live
- A knowledge 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 the social issues affecting those communities
- Commitment to the principles of social justice
- Capacity to behave in a culturally appropriate manner
- Proven computer systems skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook and demonstrated typing skills
- Excellent phone manner and communication skills and experience in answering and transferring calls
- Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work independently in a team environment with limited supervision
- Excellent problem-solving skills
How to apply
Please submit the completed application package to Dominic Holles, Deputy Principal Solicitor (Western region) at E: [email protected]
- If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Dominic Holles, Deputy Principal Solicitor (Western region) at E: [email protected] or M: 0428 287 417
Applications for this position close extended to 5:00pm, Friday 21 July 2023.