Solicitor (Youth Bail Advocacy Program) - Parramatta

Parramatta, NSW  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term (12 months)

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to reduce the number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people remanded in custody as part of its new bail advocacy program. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit a solicitor with in-depth knowledge of criminal law and a minimum of 2 years' experience. 

 

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 Solicitor will be responsible for providing bail advocacy as part of the bail advocacy program for children and young people. This involves:

  • Performing the duties of a solicitor
  • Appearing in Children’s Court and other criminal matters 
  • Liaising with stakeholders
  • Supporting relevant staff
  • Reporting on service delivery

 

Your skills and experience

  • Legal qualifications and a current Practicing Certificate issued by the Law Society of NSW
  • In-depth knowledge of criminal law (including practice and procedure) and ideally a minimum of 2 years’ experience in criminal law
  • Capacity to provide high quality legal representation and advice to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and deal with any complaints by clients and/or family members
  • Demonstrated coordination, supervision and mentoring of a multidisciplinary team of staff
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and employees

 

How to apply

 

Applications for this position close EOD Monday 16 January. 

 

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