Tamworth | Full-time | Permanent
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to coordinate legal staffing and manage a range of client matters arising across varied Tamworth and NW region courts. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit a Criminal Law Solicitor with several years experience, seeking to expand their business management and client advocacy skills.
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 Intermediate Solicitor, Criminal Law Practice within the Tamworth ALS Office is to:
- Manage the Committals Practice by taking direct carriage of at least 50% of the committal matters arising and allocating the remainder to the solicitor(s).
- Manage the District Court (Short Matters) Practice by allocating all District Court short matters and taking carriage of, and appearing in most short matters, especially sentence matters.
- Prepare and run complex Local Court (‘LC’) and Children’s Court (‘CC’) hearings and sentence matters and oversee the management of the LC/CC Practice.
- Manage the allocation of Local/Children’s Court Circuits to Solicitors and Field Officers.
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 Practicing Certificate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Criminal Law
- In-depth knowledge of the Criminal Law, including practice and procedure
- Proven capacity to provide a strong advocacy role in leading the District Court and Committal Practices, along with the LC/CC practice
- Demonstrated management, supervisory and mentoring skills of a multidisciplinary team of staff
- Capacity to provide high quality legal representation and advice to Aboriginal people and deal with any 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
How to apply
Please submit the completed application package to Curtis Penning, Acting Deputy Principal Solicitor at [email protected]
- If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Ann Pitkeathly, Recruitment Manager at [email protected]
Applications for this position close on Wednesday 9 November.