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Legal Officer I-III - Civil Law - Port Macquarie - Ongoing, Temporary & Talent Pool

NSW Government

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 10/11/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Solicitor

Job description:

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Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 22 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.



A Grade l-lll Legal officer in the Civil Law Division will:

• 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.
• Conduct an efficient and effective legal practice in accordance with the standards required by Legal Aid NSW.
• Assist people to overcome disadvantaged circumstances
• Comply with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.


We are looking for outstanding solicitors with relevant experience to work in 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 provide high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services in areas such as consumer, discrimination, human rights, employment, housing, immigration, social security, mental health, or other areas of civil law. The position will be based in Port Macquarie but involve outreach in a number of geographical locations across the mid North Coast area, including Forster, Taree and Kempsey (current Driver’s licence is necessary).


Applications MUST be submitted online through to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:

• current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)

• cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:


Please outline your skills and experience that would make you suitable for this role, including:


1.   Your experience in the conduct of an efficient and effective civil law legal practice.


2.   Your experience in the provision of legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people including any experience in the provision of legal services to Aboriginal communities


The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.

This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months.


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.


We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.


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:


• Ongoing, Temporary and Talent Pool Opportunity at Port Macquarie (35HPW)
• Enquiries: David Coorey on 02 5525 1600
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Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Package up to $121K

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00005PCN
• Closing Date: Sunday, 03 December 2017 [11:59pm]