Solicitor, Care & Protection, & Family Law

Lismore  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term to June 2024 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to join our North Coast Care & Protection and Family Law team. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit a recent Law Graduate with an interest in developing their Care, Protection and Family Law skills and Aboriginal community and cultural knowledge.

Two Lismore based vacancies are currently available following internal transfers/ promotions within the Care, Protection & Family Law practice team.

 

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

In this role you will deliver of culturally appropriate legal advice, and representation to clients in accordance with the ALS policies, procedures and guidelines in Care & Protection/Family Law including early intervention and outreach services, community legal education and referrals.  

This position requires a hands-on, practical, and flexible approach to problem solving, and excellent communication, negotiation, facilitation and organisational skills and the ability to act autonomously and within a team environment. 

 

Your skills and experience

  • Legal qualifications and an NSW Practising Certificate
  • Knowledge of NSW Care and Protection Laws and Family Law
  • Capacity to represent Aboriginal clients and undertake an advocacy role before Courts or Tribunals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to provide quality customer service in a high-volume work environment
  • Proven capacity to identify and understand legal issues facing socially and economically disadvantaged Aboriginal peoples
  • Capacity to prepare excellent written communication skills to prepare court documents, correspondence, submissions and other written materials
  • Well-developed legal research/analytical and statutory interpretation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work without close supervision and to manage a diverse workload
  • Knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office Suite

 

How to apply

 

Applications for this position close on Wednesday 25 January 2023.

 

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