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Senior Lawyer- LCCLC

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Organisation : ARC Justice (Advocacy and Rights Centre Ltd.)

Location : Melbourne, VIC Regional

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : ARC Justice (Advocacy and Rights Centre Ltd.)

ARC Justice (Advocacy and Rights Centre Ltd.) was established in 2000. We have a long history of community engagement, partnerships, advocacy and campaigning, beginning as a tenancy rights and advocacy service in Bendigo and going on to establish two community legal centres in Bendigo and Shepparton.

Our programs now provide legal and tenancy support services across ten local government areas in central and northern Victoria, with a team of 37 staff working to advocate for and uphold the rights of rural and regional Victorians.

About the role

The Senior Lawyer will play a significant role in service coordination and supporting staff within a small team, ensuring a high-quality service that responds to community need. The incumbent will be innovative and collaborative, and will lead best practice in legal service, including leading in associated service implementation, advancement and reporting responsibilities.

The Senior Lawyer will provide legal assistance to clients in our key practice areas of law including family violence, child protection and family law, along with other areas relevant to disadvantaged communities, such as summary crime and civil law.

The Senior Lawyer will be required to attend at outreach court locations to provide advice, consultations and case work in various practice areas. The senior lawyer will provide supervision, mentoring and strategic case direction to other lawyers within the CLC. This may also include the supervision of volunteers or contractors as required.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to provide their clients with wrap around legal service, working collaboratively with community services and partners. This role involves proactive networking and community engagement, and the opportunity to identify systemic issues and think strategically.

About you

You are a lawyer with a passion for human rights and providing legal assistance to clients in disadvantaged communities. You have experience supervising and supporting other lawyers.

You are able to:

  • Deliver high quality, accurate legal advice and manage casework
  • Develop strong relationships with other supporting organisations/services
  • Communicate with clients and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds

You will be joining an established and cohesive team that has a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

The Offer
  • 0.8 to 1 FTE (60.8 to 76 hours per fortnight) 18 month fixed term position.
  • A flexible and supportive team environment where staff engagement and development are prioritised.
  • SCHADS Level 6 Award salary subject to skills and experience.
  • 3 days ex gratia between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Salary packaging and accommodation and meal/entertainment packaging is also available.
  • Relocation assistance is also on offer for the right candidate.

ARC Justice is an inclusive employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQ+ and culturally diverse communities encouraged to apply.

The Position Description can be downloaded here

Enquiries can be directed to Lindy Harland via and a return phone call will be arranged.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Lawyer- LCCLC via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Legal
Sector: #Community_Development, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights


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