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Principal Solicitor - Mildura


Employer: Elias Recruitment
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Executive & Senior Management, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 13 August, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Lead the legal team of this highly regarded Community Legal Centre 
  • Flexible working arrangement options 
  • Make a difference - work closely with the community 

Based in Mildura, the Principal Solicitor is required to take responsibly for the Service's quality legal case practice and compliance with professional and ethical standards.

Ideally you will meet the following criteria

  • Hold, or be eligible to hold, an unrestricted Practising Certificate as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and NSW.
  • At least four years’ experience as a practising solicitor, with relevant experience in working with vulnerable or disadvantaged people
  • A current driver’s licence.
  • A willingness to travel and preparedness to be accommodated overnight on a regular basis to provide outreach throughout the catchment area. 

Applicants with the following criteria will also be regarded favourably:

  • Demonstrated experience providing legal services, including representation, to disadvantaged people, including but not limited to an ability to identify and understand issues effecting disadvantaged clients and communities along with a commitment to social justice, and including the ability to provide the range of services required (for example Credit and Debt matters, Family Law, Civil Law, Welfare Rights, Family Violence and Criminal Law.)
  • Ability to provide legal leadership within the community sector, taking a community development approach to service delivery and developing community partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, manage and work collaboratively with solicitors, social workers, counsellors and other professionals, administrative staff, students and volunteers
  • Capacity to work autonomously as well as with teams and to use initiative, set priorities, organise and manage case workloads and files.
  • Knowledge of issues relating to service delivery in a rural and outreach context.
  • Ability to effectively undertake community legal education initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively participate in relevant law reform initiatives.
  • Ability to establish new programs in line with funding requirements.
  • Ability to plan and set service delivery priorities. 
How to apply for this job

For further information on this role please contact Val Pitt on 0414 904 475 or email val@eliasrecruitment.com using the subject line: Principal Solicitor application via EthicalJobs.