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Solicitor / Legal Officer Grade I-III – Civil – Dubbo

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  • Ongoing – Full Time – 35 hours per week
  • Legal Officer Grade I-III (between $84,663 – $125,521 plus super and annual leave loading)
  • Location – Dubbo NSW

About us

Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. We can help people with most areas criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues. We give legal advice, help at court and do family dispute resolution. We can do this over the telephone or at one of our 28 offices.

About the role

This role will you to provide high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services in areas such as consumer, mental health, human rights, employment, housing, immigration, social security, and/or coronial inquests, or other areas of Civil Law. On the job training will be provided to assist in developing knowledge of practice areas.

About you

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and committed member of the Dubbo Civil Law team able to conduct an effective and efficient civil law practice. The role includes providing high quality civil law advice, minor assistance and casework services to disadvantaged clients in Western NSW.

You will have the capability to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and work with relevant stakeholders and service delivery partners. Our team stands committed to ensuring equitable access to justice for some of the state’s most disadvantaged communities and with regular outreach within the region, the ability to travel, including overnight stays is expected.

We may use this recruitment to create a talent pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN LEGAL AID NSW!

We are committed to diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for everyone who works and interacts with us. We strive to be a place where people from diverse backgrounds want to work, where voices and cultures are valued and where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.

We want a workforce that reflects our clients, so we can deliver a service that meets the needs of the community. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds — including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.

We acknowledge, support and accommodate the diverse access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities. If you need an adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, or you’d like information about what we can do to help you, please contact our team at [email protected] using the subject line: Solicitor / Legal Officer Grade I-III – Civil – Dubbo enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Other benefits of working with us

  • You will have access to training, development and mentoring opportunities.
  • We are an accredited Flex Ready certified employer and are recognised as leaders in the area of flexible work. Most of our staff work flexibly — for example, from home some of the time or in a way that helps them balance family and work life.

The essential requirements for this role

You must:

  • be admitted or be eligible for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW
  • be able to provide a current NSW Practising Certificate before you start work with us
  • be willing to do a Criminal Record Check 
  • hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency (for ongoing vacancies) or a valid visa to work in Australia (for temporary vacancies)
  • hold a valid Drivers Licence

How to apply 

You MUST submit your application online via the “Apply Now” button. If you submit your application late or by email it will NOT be accepted.

Your application must include:

  • your resume (no more than 5 pages)
  • cover letter (no more than 2 pages). In your cover letter, please address the following two (2) target questions:
    • Describe your experience in the delivery of legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people.
    • Describe how you think addressing civil law problems will help further increase access to justice for regional and remote communities.
    • Additionally, outline your motivation for applying for this position and how your skills and experience are relevant to the role. 

Make sure your application is complete and you have answered all questions before you submit it.

Do you need help to apply?

It’s important to properly prepare before you apply for a role. Here is some other information to help you:

  • If you have questions about the role, you can contact the Hiring Manager – Scott Fox on (02) 6885 4233 or email: [email protected] using the subject line: Solicitor / Legal Officer Grade I-III – Civil – Dubbo enquiry via EthicalJobs.
  • If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying, you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch via [email protected] to arrange a confidential conversation about any questions you may have.
  • The Role Description sets out the responsibilities of the role.
  • The focus capabilities and key accountabilities in the role description indicate what is expected at that level. Being familiar with these will help you understand what the panel will be looking for in the successful candidate.
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