Parramatta or Redfern | Full-time | Fixed term to 30 June 2023
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to provide early intervention legal services including advice and non-court assistance to Aboriginal clients in Family Law and Child Support Matters, including delivery of outreach programs as required.
Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit an experienced and passionate Family Law Solicitor who is interested to contribute to the development and review of law reform and policy initiatives as Family Law and Care & Protection issues arise.
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 (Family Law) delivers early intervention legal services including advice and non-court assistance to clients. This role conducts an efficient and effective legal practice in Family Law and Child Support Matters, including Outreach programs as required.
As an Intermediate level Solicitor, you will contribute collaboratively as a team member, allocating workload and contributing to the development of less experienced staff.
This role can be based at either Parramatta or Redfern (Family Law) office.
Your skills and experience
- Legal qualifications and an NSW Practising Certificate
- Sound knowledge of NSW Care and Protection Laws and Family Law
- Registered on the High Court list of Practitioners
- 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 including balanced work allocation across the team
- Capacity to mentor and develop graduate or junior solicitors and administration personnel
- Knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office Suite
- Current valid unrestricted NSW Driver’s licence and a willingness to drive in metropolitan and country locations, travel intrastate and stay overnight or longer
How to apply
Please submit the completed application package to Ann Pitkeathly, Recruitment Manager at [email protected]
Applications for this position close on Friday 2 December.