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Principal Solicitor


Employer: Fitzroy Legal Service
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 02 October, 2017.
Applications close: 20 October, 2017.

The Principal Solicitor position is part of the management team and is responsible for the overall effective functioning of the Fitzroy Legal Service (FLS) legal practice, ensuring the practice complies with its professional obligations and aligns with the vision and objectives of FLS.  

The Principal Solicitor oversees the following services – Criminal, Family Law and Family Violence Practices, Drug Outreach Lawyer Program, Night Legal Advice Service, Neighbourhood Justice Centre and Trainee Lawyer programs. The role is also involved with and actively contributes to policy, strategy, advocacy and law reform activities

You will be a highly motivated individual, with a demonstrated capacity for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in legal service provision. Proven stakeholder management and negotiation skills are a must.

A position description is attached.

The position is offered as a 12 month contract (maternity leave replacement) for 22.8 hours per week / 3 days per week. However additional work hours (up to a full time load) would be considered. A start date of Tuesday 5th December 2017 is preferred.

How to apply for this job

Candidates are requested to email Fitzroy Legal Service the following as one PDF document:

  • A covering letter, no longer than one page;
  • A document which addresses the key selection criteria and
  • A resume which includes your contact details, education, previous work and volunteer experience.

Applications should be addressed to Claudia Fatone, Executive Officer, and emailed by 5pm, Friday 20th October 2017, to cfatone@fitzroy-legal.org.au, using the subject line: Principal Solicitor application via EthicalJobs.

Supporting materials  Principal Solicitor 2017.pdf