About the Role
The EDO (ACT) is looking for a Principal Solicitor to provide high quality public interest environmental legal advice and community legal education services to the community of the ACT and surrounding region in accordance with the EDO’s casework guidelines, its strategic plan and funding conditions.
The EDO is seeking a self-motivated person with a commitment to environmental protection.
As EDO CEO and Principal Solicitor you will be an experienced executive whose responsibility will be to lead, direct and coordinate all aspects of EDO operations. Under the broad direction of the Management Committee, you will provide advice and representation for members of the public and community organisations in environmental and planning law matters. You will use your creativity and vision to provide strategic legal policy direction to government and undertaking community legal education, law reform work and co-ordination of the service. Other duties include supervision of the ANU Environmental Law Clinic, day to day management of EDO’s operations, budget and resources, supervision of a junior solicitor and volunteers.
About the Organisation
The Environmental Defenders’ Office in the ACT (EDO ACT) assists members of the community who want to protect the environment through law. EDO is an independent community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. The EDO’s core functions are: case work and legal advice; policy and law reform; and community legal education.
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For details concerning this role, please contact
Phone : 0262433460
Email : email@example.com
Please forward applications, including a brief expression of interest and CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 December 2017.
A short list of candidates will be interviewed on 7 December 2017.
Please quote in application: CEO and Principal Solicitor (EDO ACT) via Pro Bono Australia.