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Solicitor, Grade 3, Criminal Law

Moree  |  Full-time  |  Permanent

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Managing Lawyer, to oversee the day to day management of the Moree office, including staff supervision (6 direct reports), diary management, rostering, mentoring and the allocation of criminal law matters to solicitors within the practice.

Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit a lawyer with minimum 2 years experience in the criminal jurisdiction, with interest to build their career and community connections with a regional NSW placement.


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 primary objective of the position is to deliver culturally appropriate legal advice, and representation to clients in accordance with the ALS policies, procedures and guidelines in criminal matters, including early intervention and outreach services, community legal education and referrals.


Your skills and experience

  • Knowledge and appreciation 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 staff
  • Legal qualifications and a NSW Practising Certificate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Criminal Law
  • In-depth knowledge of criminal law, including practice and procedure
  • Proven capacity to perform a strong advocacy role for Aboriginal people by taking a leading role in the District Court and EAGP Practices, along with more complex LC/CC matters
  • Ability to perform management, supervisory and mentoring tasks in relation to a multidisciplinary team of staff
  • Capacity to provide high quality legal representation and advice to Aboriginal people, and manage complaints by clients and/or family members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and time management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload
  • Willingness to drive or fly distances within the region and stay overnight or longer to undertake court work or training
  • Demonstrated commitment to the effective implementation of Workplace Health and Safety and Ethical and Diversity practices in the workplace
  • Desirable: 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


Applications for this position close extended to 5:00pm, Monday 28 August 2023.


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