Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - Civil Law - Tamworth - Temporary until July 2022
Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
  • locationSydney, NSW
  • salaryNot disclosed
  • full-time 30 April 2021
  • locationSydney, NSW
  • salaryNot disclosed
  • full-time
Job Description

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" alt="Legal Aid NSW Logo" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" width="100%" /></span></span></p><div><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></div><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<br />Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT THE ROLE</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">We are looking for a Grade IV Solicitor in the Civil Law Division whose duties will include:</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Provide a 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.&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Conduct and supervise other legal officers to ensure an efficient and effective legal practice in accordance with the standards required by Legal Aid NSW.&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Contribute to the leadership of the Civil Law Division.&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Assist people to overcome disadvantaged circumstances&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Comply with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT YOU</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">We are looking for an experienced solicitor with relevant experience to the work of the Civil Law Division, which specialises in providing a range of legal services to disadvantaged communities in areas of law that impact on their everyday lives. The successful applicant will lead a team to deliver high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services in areas such as consumer, discrimination, human rights, employment, housing, social security, mental health, or other areas of civil law. The successful applicant will work closely with Aboriginal communities and strategic stakeholders to improve the outcome for Legal Aid&rsquo;s clients.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS</b></span></span><o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa</span></span></p><p style="">&nbsp;</p><p style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Hold a current NSW Driver&#39;s Licence</span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>HOW TO APPLY</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Applications&nbsp;MUST be submitted online through <a href="http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au" rel="external">www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au</a> to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Applicants should read the <a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/9geoyr">Role Description</a> and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Applicants are requested to attach:</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">1.&nbsp;<span style=""><span style="">Describe your experience in the planning and delivery of legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people, and any experience providing services to rural and remote communities.</span></span></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">2.&nbsp;<span style=""><span style="">Outline your skills and experience in leading, managing and supervising lawyers and/or other staff in a team environment.</span></span></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar temporary or ongoing future vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: <a href="mailto:erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au">erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au</a>.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>FURTHER INFORMATION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Temporary Opportunity at 35HPW until July 2022<br />&bull; Enquiries:&nbsp;Sarah Burke on sarah.burke@legalaid.nsw.gov.au</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; <a href="http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/apply-for-a-role" rel="external">Applying for a Role</a><br />&bull; <a href="http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/about-us/working-at-legal-aid" rel="external">Working at Legal Aid NSW</a></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual methods may be used for interviews and assessments. This may include interviews conducted by video, telephone interviewing, Microsoft Teams meetings and online assessments.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" height="100" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" width="196" /></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p>

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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - Civil Law - Tamworth - Temporary until July 2022

  • Job Details:
    Not disclosed AUD
    Sydney, NSW, Any
  • Key Dates:
    30 April 2021
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  • Industry:
    Legal
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<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" alt="Legal Aid NSW Logo" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0012/32142/Banner-Aboriginal-advert.jpg" width="100%" /></span></span></p><div><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></div><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<br />Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT THE ROLE</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">We are looking for a Grade IV Solicitor in the Civil Law Division whose duties will include:</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Provide a 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.&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Conduct and supervise other legal officers to ensure an efficient and effective legal practice in accordance with the standards required by Legal Aid NSW.&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Contribute to the leadership of the Civil Law Division.&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Assist people to overcome disadvantaged circumstances&nbsp;<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;Comply with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>ABOUT YOU</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">We are looking for an experienced solicitor with relevant experience to the work of the Civil Law Division, which specialises in providing a range of legal services to disadvantaged communities in areas of law that impact on their everyday lives. The successful applicant will lead a team to deliver high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services in areas such as consumer, discrimination, human rights, employment, housing, social security, mental health, or other areas of civil law. The successful applicant will work closely with Aboriginal communities and strategic stakeholders to improve the outcome for Legal Aid&rsquo;s clients.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS</b></span></span><o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa</span></span></p><p style="">&nbsp;</p><p style=""><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Hold a current NSW Driver&#39;s Licence</span></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><b>HOW TO APPLY</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Applications&nbsp;MUST be submitted online through <a href="http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au" rel="external">www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au</a> to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Applicants should read the <a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/9geoyr">Role Description</a> and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Applicants are requested to attach:</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">1.&nbsp;<span style=""><span style="">Describe your experience in the planning and delivery of legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people, and any experience providing services to rural and remote communities.</span></span></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">2.&nbsp;<span style=""><span style="">Outline your skills and experience in leading, managing and supervising lawyers and/or other staff in a team environment.</span></span></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar temporary or ongoing future vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: <a href="mailto:erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au">erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au</a>.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style=""><b>FURTHER INFORMATION</b></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><br /><span style=""><span style="">&bull; Temporary Opportunity at 35HPW until July 2022<br />&bull; Enquiries:&nbsp;Sarah Burke on sarah.burke@legalaid.nsw.gov.au</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">&bull; <a href="http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/apply-for-a-role" rel="external">Applying for a Role</a><br />&bull; <a href="http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/about-us/working-at-legal-aid" rel="external">Working at Legal Aid NSW</a></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style="">To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual methods may be used for interviews and assessments. This may include interviews conducted by video, telephone interviewing, Microsoft Teams meetings and online assessments.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;"><span style=""><span style=""><img _fcksavedurl="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" height="100" src="https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0020/39260/DCR-Badges-Landscape-Master.png" width="196" /></span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;;">&nbsp;</p>


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