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Employer: First Nations Legal and Research Services Ltd
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 May, 2019.
Applications close: 27 May, 2019. (Expired)

First Nations Legal and Research Services (First Nations) is a not-for-profit organisation with responsibilities to assist Victorian Traditional Owners obtain recognition of rights and interests under the Commonwealth Native Title Act and/or the Victorian Traditional Owner Settlement Act. First Nations also has responsibilities to assist Traditional Owner groups manage their rights and interests once they have been recognised. In doing this First Nations assists with the establishment of competent and viable Traditional Owner led corporations and through supporting Traditional Owners develop and exercise their voice within government and the community more broadly.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside Victorian Traditional Owners and provide legal and strategic advice on native title claims and settlements and to provide assistance to Victorian Traditional Owners and Traditional Owner Corporations.

To assist with this important work we are looking for a self-motivated lawyer who is prepared to take on a diverse workload. You will support the Managing Lawyers to resolve claims across Victoria in line with Traditional Owner aspirations for economic development and land justice.

The salary range is $70K - $85K per annum plus superannuation. In addition we offer the opportunity to maximise benefits with our salary packaging scheme. Our family-friendly workplace culture includes generous annual leave provisions and flexible working arrangements. We have a strong commitment to professional development and an active social club.

We are looking for a lawyer with two to three years post admission experience.

Working for First Nations is not a regular 9-5 role. We are highly client-focused and are looking for a person with exceptional communication skills who is interested in Aboriginal affairs and willing to meet clients on their Country to establish and maintain good working relationships. Cultural awareness training will be provided.

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