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Solicitor, Graduate to Grade 2 - Criminal Law

Varied Western NSW offices  |  Full-time  |  Permanent/fixed-term 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to launch your Criminal Law career and develop your advocacy skills. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit recent graduates or junior Solicitors (1-2 years experience) with an interest in Criminal Law and capacity to be located in a regional NSW town.

Locations include: Armidale, Bathurst, Bourke*, Broken Hill*, Dubbo, Griffith, Moree*, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Walgett* (*annual remote area allowance applies).

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 a Solicitor, Criminal Law Practice is to undertake Criminal Appearance work as directed, covering matters within Local Courts, Children’s Courts, District Court and/or Court Circuit (requiring travel).

Accelerate your career in the Criminal Law with the breadth of opportunities that regional practice provides. You’ll hit the ground running, but you will gain experience and exposure to matters of complexity and variety. You will get the opportunity to work with Indigenous communities and help change people’s lives.

Many locations throughout regional NSW where our offices are located are thriving communities rich in culture, history and amenity.


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 an NSW Practising Certificate (or be able to obtain one immediately)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Criminal Law, including practice and procedure
  • Sound written and oral communication skills combined with demonstrated time  management, legal research, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work autonomously and manage a diverse workload

How to apply

Please apply promptly, we will shortlist and interview as vacancies arise.

EOI's for these vacancies close on Friday 30 June 2023.


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