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Solicitor – Criminal and Employment Law focus

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Organisation : South West Sydney Legal Centre

Location : Sydney (Liverpool)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : up to $95,500 p.a. plus superannuation

Application closing date : 17 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : South West Sydney Legal Centre

South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) is a not for profit, community legal centre. We deliver legal services to facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in South West Sydney including specialised legal services for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV). We also provide information, court support, referral and casework to victim-survivors of DFV through government funded DFV services.

SWSLC uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together lawyers, social workers, and community workers to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance and DFV support services to clients. Services are provided through phone support and face-to-face services in our offices, at courts and through outreach services and community engagement. SWSLC has offices in Liverpool, Bankstown, Smithfield and Sydney.

About the role

We are seeking a solicitor with at least 3 years’ post-admission experience to join our committed and friendly South West Sydney legal services team. You will be part of a team providing access to justice for those disadvantaged by social and economic circumstances. If you want variety, flexible work conditions and you want to help those who most need your skills and passion for justice, this role could be yours. 

This role will suit a self-motivated and energetic solicitor with minimum 3 years’ post-admission criminal law casework and related court advocacy experience, and demonstrated employment law casework experience. Well-developed skills in representation and advice for driving offence matters will be highly valued.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and organisational skills to effectively manage telephone advice work and representation including Local Court advocacy. Applicants should have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis. Proficiency in a language other than English is desirable.

Applicants must have a current NSW Law Society Practising Certificate and an ability to use their own vehicle for work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Records Check.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Solicitor – Criminal and Employment Law focus via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Legal
Sector: #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights

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