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Solicitor - Carnarvon


Employer: Aboriginal Family Law Services
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 30 April, 2018.
Applications close: 21 May, 2018. (Expired)

The Aboriginal Family Law Services (WA) aims to provide free, culturally secure legal support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault. 

We are seeking a Solicitor to work at our office in Carnarvon. The successful applicant will help shape the direction of the Aboriginal Family Law Services in the respective region and work with a degree of independence.

The Solicitor is responsible for the delivery of legal services, including family law, care and protection matters, family violence restraining orders and criminal injuries compensation. The successful applicant will provide legal advice, court representation and community legal education to Aboriginal people who have suffered, or are experiencing, family violence within their community.

To be considered for this position you need to meet the following criteria: 

Essential

  • Unrestricted legal practicing certificate from the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia, pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008 (WA)
  • Admitted, or eligible for admittance, to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Minimum of 2 years’ post admission legal practice experience
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
  • Able to travel to remote areas to deliver services to clients and the community

Desirable

  • Experience in family law, care and protection matters, criminal injuries compensation and family violence restraining orders
  • Advocacy Experience
  • Managerial experience

Essential Eligibility Requirements

  • Current ‘C’ Class WA Driver’s Licence
  • Current Police Clearance Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check

AFLS offers an attractive salary package including remote allowances and superannuation, as well as 5 weeks’ annual leave and salary sacrifice options. 

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.