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Senior Solicitor - Crime

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

Job posted on: 07 January, 2019.
Applications close: 25 January, 2019. (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 an experienced criminal lawyer to lead EDO NSW’s criminal defence practice. EDO NSW does not support unlawful behaviour in any way, but does believe that all people charged with criminal offences are entitled to a high quality legal defence. We also recognise the right of peaceful protest in Australia as a central tenet of our democracy and that citizens who engage in peaceful protest related to environmental protection do so not out of personal interest, but rather are motivated by the public interest of protecting the environment.

See our website for more information on our cutting edge legal work.

Selection Criteria:

  • An unrestricted NSW practising certificate or eligibility for admission to legal practice in NSW.
  • A minimum 3-4 years post admission experience working primarily in the field of Criminal Law.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to communicate clearly in plain English.
  • Demonstrated high level research skills, including attention to detail.

Position: The Senior Solicitor (crime) position is 12 months, 3 days per week pro rata.

Salary: Salary dependent on experience.

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

A full Position Description is attached below.

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