Paralegal EAGP - Dubbo

Paralegal, Criminal Law Practice

- Early Appropriate Guilty Plea Scheme (EAGP)

Fixed Term to June 2023

Full time, with part time hours considered for the right applicant

Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

ABOUT THE ALS

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

The ALS aims to provide culturally appropriate information and referral, legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT.

The ALS is committed to achieving justice for Aboriginal people and the Aboriginal community. The ALS remains committed to being community focused; being fearless in our advocacy; accountable and ethical and aiming to make a difference to create better futures; while also acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal traditional values and cultural practices.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The primary responsibility of the Paralegal, Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) scheme is to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal support services to Aboriginal clients. 

  • Assist solicitors at Court in appropriate cases, including note taking 
  • Prepare and obtain supporting documentation and draft documents required by solicitors for the preparation of hearings in accordance with minimum practice standards.
  • Assist in 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 
  • Assist in client interviews, and drafting of Affidavit and other court documents, as and where required 
  • Liaise with Government and non-Government agencies, welfare agencies, Courts, and other sections of the legal community in relation to clients of the Service 
  • General administrative support, including receiving or making client phone calls, photocopying, maintaining client files

 

WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE ROLE

  • Formal paralegal qualifications, or currently undertaking a Law Degree or experience providing paralegal support
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in the care and protection system
  • Knowledge of support and referral services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients involved in the Care and Protection system 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Suite computer skills
  • It is highly desirable you will have previous experience working in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community-based organisation and/or legal organisation

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Download the application package for this position

Please submit your application to Curtis Penning (Acting Deputy Principal Solicitor) at [email protected]  

Applications close Monday 26 September 2022.

Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

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