Intermediate Solicitor – ACFAS, Civil Law Practice

Full time @Aboriginal Legal Service in Other Services
  • unit 4/91 Brisbane Street, Dubbo NSW, Australia, 2830 View on Map
  • Post Date : 24/05/2024
  • Apply Before : 20/06/2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1702
  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Career Level Professionals
  • Experience Fresh
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Public Order, Safety and Regulatory Services
  • Qualifications Industry Licence or Accreditation

Job Description

Ref: 2024-92 | Dubbo | Full-time | Fixed-term until June 2026

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Diverse civil law practice across various areas including fines, employment, housing, and consumer matters.
  • Involvement in community legal education and outreach initiatives.
  • Contract length is for 2 years or up until June 2026, whichever is earlier.

Primary Purpose of the Role

The primary purpose of this role is to deliver culturally appropriate legal advice, assistance and representation services to clients in civil matters including fines, employment, housing, social security, NDIS and consumer matters amongst others. While primarily assisting clients of the ALS Child and Family Advocacy and Support (ACFAS) program, the role will also contribute to the development and delivery of the civil law practice and its services as a whole.

About the Role

The Solicitor role is part of the Civil Law Practice and will primarily deliver civil law services to clients of a new family-oriented justice program, the ALS Child and Family Advocacy and Support (ACFAS) program.

The Solicitor role will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality, culturally appropriate advice, discrete assistance and casework services in areas such as fines, consumer, mental health, human rights, employment, housing, social security, or other areas of civil law
  • Conducting community legal education and legal outreach and assisting in preparing promotional materials and/or information booklets and pamphlets
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders and service delivery partners
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of relevant civil law legislation, case law and court procedures
  • Communicating with, taking instructions from, and effectively representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who may present as distressed, have a physical or intellectual disability, or have drug or alcohol addictions, when the legal concepts involved are complex and difficult for the client to understand
  • Contributing to law and policy reform
  • Complying with legal ethical obligations
  • Adhering to ALS’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) policies, work practices and rules
  • Demonstrating a commitment to and behaviours that aligns to ALS Values and ALS Code of Conduct
  • Performing other reasonable duties as directed

How to Apply

  • View the full position description
  • Please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to careers@alsnswact.org.au (Subject Title: Ref 2024-92 Intermediate Solicitor – ACFAS, Civil Law Practice)
  • When sending your application, please ensure you include the reference number 2024-92 in subject title
  • If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact our recruitment team at careers@alsnswact.org.au