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Policy & Law Reform Solicitor


Employer: EDO NSW
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Legal & Human Rights, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 04 October, 2018.
Applications close: 29 October, 2018. (Expired)

EDO NSW is a community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law and policy. Our mission is to help the community protect the environment through the law.

We have a fantastic opportunity for 2 enthusiastic public interest lawyers to join our active and successful policy and law reform team. (Please refer to our other listing.)

Our law reform team works on the big environmental issues at the state and national level and provides thought leadership to identify legal solutions for environmental challenges. Join us and use your legal skills for good! The successful applicants will research and write law reform reports, discussion papers and pro-active policy initiatives, develop responsive submissions, and provide legal policy advice to environmental groups who are working on strengthening environmental laws. Our four law reform focus areas this year are: water management in the Murray Darling Basin; biodiversity and land clearing; forestry law; and climate adaptation and planning law. This will involve collaborative work with our dynamic outreach and litigation teams. See our website http://www.edonsw.org.au for more information on our cutting edge legal work.

Position: The Policy & Law Reform Solicitor position is a 12 month contract position to backfill an employee on parental leave. This position may be part-time or full-time.

Selection Criteria:

  • A law degree, including completion of an environmental and/or natural resource management law unit.
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental law and policy.
  • A sound understanding of NSW and national environmental legal issues and environmental policy development processes.
  • A NSW practising certificate, or eligibility for admission to legal practice in NSW.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to communicate clearly in plain English.
  • Demonstrated high level research skills, including attention to detail.
  • An ability to liaise and engage with a range of clients, experts and stakeholders, both government and non-government.
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision and to tight deadlines.
  • Commitment to the protection of the environment and public interest environmental law.

Salary: Salary dependent on experience.

If you are interested in joining the law reform team, please contact us. EDO NSW provides an inspiring and flexible workplace to get the best out of our staff.

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