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Domestic Violence Legal Service Solicitor


Employer: Gosnells Community Legal Centre
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 18 May, 2017.
Applications close: 09 June, 2017. (Expired)

Gosnells Community Legal Centre (GCLC) is seeking to employ a part time solicitor (30 hours per week) for the Domestic Violence Legal Service.

The Domestic Violence Solicitor will be responsible for legal work undertaken by GCLC with regard to domestic violence including advocacy, casework, court representation, law reform and community legal education. The DV solicitor will also provide supervision and support to other GCLC solicitors, paralegal staff, articled clerk and volunteers. The DV Solicitor will be responsible to the Principal Solicitor and the Manager of GCLC.

About the organisation

Gosnells Community Legal Centre Inc is a not-for-profit community based legal and advocacy centre providing services to disadvantaged persons residing in the southeast metropolitan corridor (principally from the City of Canning through to Serpentine/Jarrahdale).

Intrinsic to GCLC work is the promotion of human rights and equality of access to social justice. GCLC recognises that not all members of the community have equal access to or ability to participate in the legal system. GCLC acknowledges that casework assistance alone will not address the systemic injustices that exist within society nor provide sustainable outcomes for the broader community. Consequently GCLC is actively engaged in community legal education, community development and law and social policy reforms. These strategies form a significant element of GCLC strategic direction and are fundamental to GCLC achieving its goals and mission.

GCLC receives funding from a variety of sources including Commonwealth Attorney Generals Department, State Government Community Legal Services Program, Department of Commerce, Department of Local Government and Communities and the Law Society of WA Public Purposes Trust. This funding is to resource GCLC to provide information, referral, advice, advocacy, some court representation, community legal education and policy and law reform activities in various areas of law, including;

  • Child Support
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Tenancy
  • Volunteer legal service (evenings)

Other Services provided are:

  • Financial Counselling
  • Family Dispute Resolution (for parenting disputes)
  • Neighbourhood mediation

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

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