Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation – Public Interest Advocacy Centre – Sydney NSW

The Strategic Litigation practice undertakes strategic legal casework, specialising in test cases, and brings legal expertise to systemic policy and law reform issues. The team both leads and contributes to priority projects that seek social justice.

You will work primarily on PIAC’s Policing and Detention project, undertaking both public interest litigation and policy work, and in partnership with relevant stakeholders in the development and progress of our project work. Additionally, you will:

  • engage and collaborate with advocacy partners to identify opportunities for legal intervention;
  • identify and contribute to innovative legal strategies for achieving public interest outcomes and;
  • subject to experience, supervise junior solicitors, interns, and paralegal staff.


You are eligible for a practicing certificate in NSW and will ideally have litigation experience in discrimination law or intentional torts and criminal justice law or policy. You have sound legal casework skills, including in litigation, and a demonstrated ability to undertake high quality legal research and analysis.


  • you have worked with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • have leadership skills and experience supervising other members of a legal team
  • have excellent writing skills and an ability to build networks and partnerships


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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How to apply

Please send your application to, including Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation in the subject field.

Please note there is no application close date, and you are invited to apply as soon as possible.