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Deputy Principal Solicitor - Criminal Law Practice - Regional - Dubbo

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited


  • PBI provides salary sacrificing benefits 
  • 4 weeks annual leave + leave loading 
  • Study and Special Leave
  • Company organisation funded by Federal Government and ACT Government 

The Role

The primary responsibility of the Deputy Principal Solicitor, Criminal Law Practice (Regional) is the operational management of staff and resources within their relevant area (Regional). 

The position holder is also responsible for the provision of high quality legal advice, information and representation to Aboriginal clients in criminal matters, in accordance with the ALS policies, procedures and guidelines.

The position holder also monitors and evaluates these matters and their potential impact on the organisation with particular emphasis on the organisation’s activities, policies and practices to ensure they comply with all relevant laws and regulations.

The position holder assists in the development and review of company policies, procedures and guidelines and provides strategic criminal law advice to the Principal Solicitor and Principal Legal Officer about the operations and delivery of service within the Criminal Law Practice.


The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and registered charity. It is primarily funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's department and managed by an Aboriginal Board and governed by the ALS Company. The Company consists of thirty Aboriginal people from NSW and ACT and Company members are elected for three-year terms and represent their community.

The ALS is one of the largest Aboriginal legal practices delivering legal services to Aboriginal people in Australia. With over 200 staff, we provide information and referral, legal advice and court representation in criminal law, family law and care and protection law to Aboriginal men, women and children in 24 offices across urban, regional and remote NSW and ACT.


Major challenges faced by the position are:

  • Meeting the demand to deliver professional and culturally appropriate criminal law and legal services, advice and support from a variety of ALS sources;
  • Prioritising service provision commensurate with available resources and within time constraints;
  • Managing a diverse workforce across the NSW region and effectively balancing workloads and caseloads;
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge and response to a diverse range of emerging criminal and legal and professional law related issues.
  • Maintaining and enhancing professional competence, keeping abreast of legal developments, changes in ALS policies, systems, guidelines, practices and community needs.
  • Adapting to new systems and technology which have a significant impact on the legal practice. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and encouraged to apply. 

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