Senior Lawyer – ARC Justice – Bendigo VIC

Position: Senior Lawyer, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

Organisation: ARC Justice

Location: Bendigo VIC

Closing date and time: 9:00am 31/01/2022

How to apply: See the position description and application details on arcjustice.org.au

Contact person: Enquiries can be directed to Lindy Harland via [email protected] and a return phone call will be arranged.

The Senior Lawyer will play a significant role in service coordination and supporting staff within a small team, ensuring a high-quality service that responds to community need. The incumbent will be innovative and collaborative, and will lead best practice in legal service, including leading in associated service implementation, advancement and reporting responsibilities.

The Senior Lawyer will provide legal assistance to clients in our key practice areas of law including family violence, child protection and family law, along with other areas relevant to disadvantaged communities, such as summary crime and civil law.

The Senior Lawyer will be required to attend at outreach court locations to provide advice, consultations and case work in various practice areas. The senior lawyer will provide supervision, mentoring and strategic case direction to other lawyers within the CLC. This may also include the supervision of volunteers or contractors as required.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to provide their clients with wrap around legal service, working collaboratively with community services and partners. This role involves proactive networking and community engagement, and the opportunity to identify systemic issues and think strategically.