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Family Lawyer

Employer: Western Sydney Community Legal Centre Limited
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 15 July, 2019.
Applications close: 12 August, 2019. (Expired)

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) is the largest CLC in NSW addressing significant legal and community needs across a geographically and culturally diverse community.

WSCLC’s legal team comprises of a Community Justice Practice, a Family Relations Practice, an Outreach Practice, a Care & Protection Early Intervention Practice, a Home Building Advocacy Service and Student Legal Services Practice in affiliation with the University of Western Sydney.

We are currently recruiting for a family lawyer to join our team.

If you have:

  • 12 months post admission experience;
  • Interest and experience in family law;
  • A knowledge of the Care & Protection jurisdiction;
  • A willingness to travel across the catchment and work flexibly in our 3 offices as required;
  • A good sense of teamwork; and
  • An interest in working with a wide range of diverse clients.

Then we invite you to apply for this position.

Key responsibilities

  1. All aspects of legal service delivery including advice, tasks services, representation services and involvement is a range of Service for the Community events including legal administration, file management and data entry capabilities.

Essential selection criteria

  1. Qualified to practice as a solicitor in NSW and hold a current practising certificate.
  2. Be entered on the Register of Practitioners in the High Court
  3. 12 months post admission experience.
  4. Demonstrated interest and experience in the practice area of family law including a willingness to advocate, if required.
  5. Clear oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  6. Ability to work without close supervision, set priorities, organise and manage own workloads and meet deadlines.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment, both small and large.
  8. Understanding of and commitment to the work of community legal centres and demonstrated understanding of barriers to justice facing the priority clients groups assisted by the Centre
  9. Demonstrated ability to assist with the development and implementation of legal service delivery projects such as community education programs.
  10. Sound IT skills.
  11. A current Working with Children’s Check or willingness to undergo same.
  12. Willingness to undertake Police checks.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience with CLASS (internal database system)


Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services (SCHCADS) Industry Award 2010, Level 6 Pay point negotiable ($45.23- $47.21 per hour)
(plus 9.5% Superannuation and optional Salary Packaging).

How to apply for this job

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