Justice Support Centre seeks a self-motivated, dynamic, and well-organised solicitor with minimum four years demonstrated post admission casework and court advocacy experience in Family Law with Civil Law and/or Criminal 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 is a not for profit community legal centre. Its 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. 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. The centre gives 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 dedicated 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. You are a senior solicitor with a commitment to social justice, and in-depth experience in the focus areas of law. Your experience with victims support claims, domestic violence and family law mediations 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. 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.