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Solicitor – Discrimination & Generalist

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Organisation : Australian Centre for Disability Law (ACDL)

Location : Australia, New South Wales (Redfern)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Disabilities, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 6 Apr, 2018

About the Role

The role of the Solicitor is to provide legal services in the area of disability discrimination and generalist areas of law to people with disability and their associates and undertaking projects in community legal education, legal reform and legal policy analysis.  The Solicitor will work within a team comprising of the Managing Principal Solicitor, and solicitors and volunteers to deliver legal services to people with disabilities.

This position may involve travel to locations outside the Sydney metropolitan area to deliver legal advice at outreach clinics and community legal education.

The Solicitor will work within a team comprising of the Executive Officer/Principal Solicitor, 2 solicitors, a paralegal and volunteers to deliver legal services to people with disabilities.

Under the direction and supervision of the Principal Solicitor, this role comprises the following legal services:

  1. Legal information and referral
  2. Legal advice
  3. Casework
  4. Representation at court/tribunals
  5. Legal policy analysis and law reform
  6. Community legal education
  7. Attending outreach clinics in metropolitan Sydney and rural, remote and regional areas.

Solicitors work collaboratively with other staff at ACDL and volunteers as well as other community and government organisations.

A position description is appended below.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Centre for Disability Law (ACDL)

The Australian Centre for Disability Law (ACDL) is a specialist legal centre based in Sydney, which operates a disability discrimination law practice across NSW, and a disability and human rights law practice across Australia. It was established in 1994 to assist people with disability and their associates to learn about and pursue their rights under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth).

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