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Community Lawyer

Organisation : Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS)

Location : VIC Regional (Morwell)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 30 Apr, 2021

About the role

  • Part time ongoing position
  • The role is classified as SCHADS Level 5 with Salary packaging available
  • Terrific opportunity to work in a supportive supervised environment for newly admitted Lawyer 

The Role

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, including family law, family violence, tenancy, infringements, debts, and administrative law.
  • work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma.
  • 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 a detailed position description, Download File PD_Community Lawyer_Legal service_Latrobe_March 2021.pdf

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.

For further enquiries contact program manager Michelle Taranto on 51359555.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications close 30th April 2020

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS)

About Us:

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, and 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


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


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