Solicitors – Grade 1 & 2 (Regional and Western NSW)
Full Time Permanent and Full Time Temporary Engagements
Recruitment for our Western Region that encompasses Armidale, Tamworth, Moree, Walgett, Bourke, Broken Hill, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Bathurst
The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and registered charity. It is primarily funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's department and managed by an Aboriginal Board and governed by the ALS Company. The Company consists of thirty Aboriginal people from NSW and ACT and Company members are elected for three-year terms and represent their community.
The ALS is one of the largest Aboriginal legal practices delivering legal services to Aboriginal people in Australia. With over 200 staff, we provide information and referral, legal advice and court representation in criminal law, family law and care and protection law to Aboriginal men, women and children in 24 offices across urban, regional and remote NSW and ACT
- Perform criminal appearance work as directed covering matters within Local Courts, Children's Courts, District Court and/or Court Circuit travel.
- This Criminal Appearance work will involve the undertaking specific activities including List Work, Sentence Matters, Bail Applications and Defended Hearings;
- Provide considered, independent, balanced and professional criminal law advice;
- Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant criminal law legislation, case law and court procedures;
- Research, prepare and provide representation for Aboriginal clients in criminal matters and prepare briefs for counsel and attend to instructing counsel.
Your 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;
- Capacity and motivation to provide quality legal representation to Aboriginal people in rural and remote communities;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and time management skills;
- Computer literacy and capacity to generate legal correspondence; and
- Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload, together with high level conceptual, analytical and research skills.
How to Apply
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Please submit your application to Christy Cromelin, Administration Coordinator [email protected].
Only candidates with completed application packages will be considered.
Applications for this position close at 5 pm on Monday 28 June 2021.
Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply