Regional Practice Leads – Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service – Melbourne

Position: Regional Practice Leads - Criminal Law (West Melbourne)

Organisation: Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Location: Melbourne Western Suburbs, VIC

Closing date and time: 31/12/2022 11:59pm

How to apply: Please apply via Seek

As Regional Practice Lead, you will have at least four years of practical experience in criminal law and act as a lead advocate for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people interacting with the criminal justice system. This position will:

  • Provide high quality legal services in Criminal Law matters, including duty lawyer services, representation, advice and information to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria.
  • Engage with Aboriginal community stakeholders to identify key community legal education (CLE) needs relevant to the regional and local context.
  • Link with, and oversee the development of, partnerships and referral and support pathways within the region you’re assigned in, to assist VALS clients with access to other legal assistance and services relevant to them. This includes oversight of Aboriginal client service officers (CSOs) and administrative support based at the each VALS regional hub.

The role holder will have the endorsement or is eligible to become a Panel Certifier on Victorian Legal Aid (VLA) Criminal Law Panel.