We are seeking an Assistant Principal Solicitor to support the Principal Solicitor in the management and professional supervision of the legal practice, with particular responsibility for the Family Law, Criminal/Traffic Law and Domestic Violence areas of the practice (‘Focus Areas’).
The role holder directs and assists solicitors in the provision of legal services and participates in law reform activities, the preparation of community legal resources and the preparation and presentation of community legal training.
About Justice Support Centre: Justice Support Centre is a not for profit community legal centre. Our legal services include information, advice and legal representation for people in South West Sydney whose access to justice is denied or constrained, and includes specialised legal services for victim-survivors of DFV.
Our DFV services include court support and advocacy, safety planning, case management and financial counselling. Both the legal and DFV teams offer tailored training and workshops to community members and community organisations. We give our clients the guidance, legal advice, support services and strength they need to claim their rights, know their options and choose their next steps.
About the role: This role joins a team of solicitors in a community legal centre that promotes access to justice for those disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances and provides the opportunity for rewarding and constructive engagement on professional and community levels.
We are seeking a senior solicitor with a commitment to social justice, strong leadership skills and a demonstrated breadth of legal experience supplemented with in depth experience for the Family Law, Criminal/Traffic Law and Domestic Violence areas of the practice. As Assistant Principal Solicitor you will have the skills and experience to professionally supervise and manage a legal practice as well as work in the practice. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills will be required to manage and develop our legal practice and to work with clients and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
You must be eligible for a NSW Practising Certificate to practice as a principal of a law practice and be able to use your own vehicle for work when required. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Records Check.