Solicitor, Senior (Family Law)

Parramatta or Redfern  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term for 8 months, with likelihood of extension

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development and review of law reform and policy initiatives as Family Law issues arise.

This role includes the delivery of early intervention legal services including advice and non-court assistance to clients and determining merit in Family Law matters under delegated authority and consistent with ALS policy and guidelines.

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

This role would suit an experienced Solicitor with a sound knowledge of Family Law matters.

 

 

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 responsibility of the Senior Solicitor (Family Law) is to undertake high quality legal advice and representation of Aboriginal clients, in Family Law matters.

The position holder will also be required undertake supervision responsibilities of less experienced practice staff.

Your skills and experience

  • Legal qualifications and NSW Practising Certificate
  • Sound knowledge of Family Law
  • Capacity to represent Aboriginal clients and undertake an advocacy role before Courts
  • 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
  • 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 on Friday 18 November.

 

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