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Solicitors, Graduate to Grade 2 (Criminal Law)

Regional NSW  |  Full-time/part-time options  |  Permanent/fixed-term contract 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering multiple exciting opportunities to join our team in the Criminal Law Practice and become an advocate for social justice and equity for Aboriginal people and communities. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit recent law graduates up to experienced solicitors in criminal law, looking for an opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to regional NSW communities.


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.


Expressions of interest – Graduate to Intermediate Solicitor

Permanent and temporary roles - flexible options for hours of work.

Expressions of interest are being sought from graduates through to more experienced solicitors wishing to join our team in 2023.

Locations include: Armidale, Tamworth, Moree, Walgett, Bourke, Broken Hill, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Bathurst.


About the roles

The primary responsibility of solicitors in the 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 criminal law with the opportunities that regional practice provides. You’ll hit the ground running, gaining experience and exposure to matters of complexity and variety. You will get the opportunity to work with Aboriginal communities and help change people’s lives.


Minimum skills and expertise

  • 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 (or be able to obtain one immediately)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the criminal law, including practice and procedure


How to apply

Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications for this position close extended to Monday 6 February 2023.


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