Senior Solicitor – Goldfields Community Legal Centre – Kalgoorlie WA

Position: Senior Solicitor

Organisation: Goldfields Community Legal Centre

Location: Kalgoorlie WA

Closing date and time: 24/06/2022 3:00pm

How to apply: Please submit a current and detailed resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to [email protected]

Contact person: Karen Grove, [email protected], 08 9021 1888

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal advice, casework and community legal education across the main areas of a generalist CLC, e.g. Family Law, Restraining Orders, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Removal of License Disqualifications etc.

Essential Criteria

  • Current unrestricted legal practising certificate from the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia, with at least three years’ post-admission experience 
  • Broad general knowledge and demonstrated experience across a variety of Civil and Family Law areas
  • Excellent legal research and interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact sensitively and effectively with many stakeholders, including Aboriginal and CaLD clients, community groups, and government and non-government agencies.
  • Demonstrated extensive ability to work under pressure and deliver efficient and practical advice, casework and referrals using adaptive problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to supervise and mentor junior legal staff
  • Actively contribute to the development of community legal education, policy initiatives, law reform, and advocacy activities
  • A socio-historical understanding of Aboriginal cultures and a sense of issues facing Aboriginal people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to travel with a current C class driver license
  • National Police Clearance and Working with Children card
  • Evidence of up to date COVID vaccination status