Solicitor, Criminal/Traffic and Civil Law Focus – Justice Support Centre – Bankstown NSW

  • 2.5 year contract, part time position (21hpw)
  • You will be working from our new office in Bankstown
  • Community Legal Centre incorporating domestic and family violence services
  • Salary is dependent on experience but may be up to $114,000 plus super pro rata
  • Flexible work conditions, salary packaging to increase take home pay, 5 weeks’ annual leave plus leave loading, additional leave at Christmas
  • Justice Support Centre are seeking a self-motivated, dynamic, and well-organised Solicitor with minimum 4 years demonstrated post admission casework and court advocacy experience in Criminal/Traffic Law and Civil Law (‘Focus Areas’). Your excellent and flexible interpersonal and communication skills will be utilised to effectively engage with clients and stakeholders from a broad cultural background.
  • Justice Support Centre Justice Support Centre is a not for profit community legal centre. The 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. The 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. Justice Support Centre give their clients the guidance, legal advice, support services and strength they need to claim their rights, know their options and choose their next steps.
  • 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. Justice Support Centre are seeking a solicitor with a commitment to social justice, and in depth experience in the Focus Areas of law. Your experience with Victims Support claims and Domestic Violence will also be highly regarded.
  • You must hold a current NSW Law Society Practising Certificate and be able to use your own vehicle for work when required. Ideally, you will be able to commence employment by 6 April 2023. 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.

How to apply

1. Visit our website for a copy of the position description, essential and desirable criteria and instructions on how to apply. 2. Send your covering letter, resume and a document detailing how your skills and experience meet the essential and desirable criteria to 3. You must address the essential criteria in full. Applications that do not address the essential criteria will not be considered.