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Community Lawyer

Organisation : Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS)

Location : VIC Regional (Gippsland)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Legal

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $80,000 - $85,000

Application closing date : 15 Nov, 2020

About the role

The Role

The Community Lawyer, provides essential legal services to vulnerable people in our Gippsland community.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need to:

  • hold a practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014.
  • undertake or appropriately refer a range of legal work relevant to disadvantaged clients.
  • work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma; and
  • have a commitment to the promotion of social justice and human rights.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries contact Team Leader, Lorraine on 0448091870 or via email at

Please note that we will be assessing, shortlisting and inviting applicants for interviews on an ongoing basis so if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply for the position as early as possible to ensure you are considered. If we are successful in identifying a successful applicant prior to the closing date published, we may close the advert early.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS)

Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) is a non-profit service of Anglicare Victoria. The mission of GCLS is to improve access to justice for all members of the Gippsland Community by providing legal advice and advocacy, empowering individuals and groups through community education, and to remove systemic injustice by advocating for law reform.

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

How to apply

How to Apply:

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

Please quote in application: Community Lawyer via Pro Bono Australia.



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