Aboriginal Targeted - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Criminal Law Division - Casual, Temporary and Ongoing State-Wide Talent Pool

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 11/09/2018

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.



The position is responsible for:

• Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities
• Conducting an effective legal practice.

• Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.




The successful applicant will have knowledge of and interest in criminal law and in working with clients from a disadvantaged background. 



• Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW


• Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement 


• Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check




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


Please Note: This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria.

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:


1. In considering the primary purpose of the advertised role, what would be the major challenges you are likely to encounter in performing this role?


2. What strengths, skills and experience would you bring to the role to overcome these challenges?


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.

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.

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:



Legal Aid NSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


Applicants for this role must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by decent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such.


For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems please email



State-wide talent pool for Ongoing / Temporary / Casual vacancies
• Enquiries: Emma Langton on (02) 9219 5938
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Working at Legal Aid NSW

• Package up to $123K

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00006GNV
• Closing Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018 [11:59pm]