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Organisation : First Step Legal

Location : Melbourne (St Kilda )

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Domestic / Family Violence

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $60,000 - $65,000

Application closing date : 17 May, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : First Step Legal

First Step Legal (FSL) started in 2008 as a Health Justice Partnership (HJP) within First Step, a not-for-profit mental health and addiction clinic in St Kilda. FSL is a unique Community Legal Centre providing pro bono legal advice, casework, and representation to among the most marginalised in the community.

In recent years FSL’s services have expanded significantly to incorporate health justice partnerships with seven organisations: the First Step Program, Windana Therapeutic Community, Alfred Health (St Kilda Road Clinic), Better Health Network, Launch Housing, Meli, and Anglicare.   

FSL is NAS-accredited and a member of the Federation of Community Legal Centres. FSL only receives referrals from our HJP partners. FSL prioritises its casework focus on clients who are genuinely engaged or wanting to be engaged in treatment, recovery and therapeutic interventions that will support their ongoing wellbeing. 

About the role

You will be delivering excellent criminal law and family violence law legal services alongside FSL’s partner organisations. You will therefore work collaboratively with the existing FSL team lawyers, legal volunteers, and health professionals.

To learn about First Step Legal, visit First Step Legal – First Step

Please see the attached position description. For further information please contact our Acting Principal Lawyer / Family Lawyer, Tom Mainwaring at

Salary and Conditions

This is a part-time role for a fixed term of two years. We welcome criminal lawyers with 5+ years post admission experience to apply. The continuation of this role is contingent on securing ongoing funding and is subject to a 6-month probationary period.  Salary is negotiable, subject to skills and experience.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Legal
Sector: #DomesticFamily_Violence

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