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Lawyer - Human Rights and Civil Law Practice

Caxton Legal Centre Inc
  • Position: Lawyer, Human Rights and Civil Law Practice (Retirement Villages and Manufactured Home Parks focus)
  • Classification: Level 4 – part-time
  • Remuneration: $71,586 (Pro-rata .8 FTE) plus super and attractive salary packaging options
  • Type: part time fixed term contract till 30 June 2020
  • An opportunity to make a difference

Caxton Legal Centre represents the interests of people who are disadvantaged or low-income earners when they come into contact with the Law. Caxton is seeking a part-time Lawyer for 28 hours per week to work in our Human Rights and Civil Law Practice.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing legal advice, casework and community legal education to clients range of areas of law focusing on retirement villages and manufactured home parks, civil, credit and debt, and consumer law. The position works mostly within a specialist unit, the Queensland Retirement Villages and Parks Advisory Service (QRVPAS), and the work includes a substantial casework practice including directly representing individuals and groups of clients in mediations, conciliations and at QCAT. The position also conducts community legal education on an outreach basis with travel sometimes required.

Key accountabilities:

  • Apply and strengthen existing knowledge of relevant areas of law to deliver legal advice and casework as directed by the Practice Director
  • Work collaboratively to provide a holistic, client-centred service to diverse clients within a human rights framework
  • Deliver community education, engage in sector development and networking; contribute to law and policy reform

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor of Laws or similar qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in Civil Law
  • Admitted in an Australian jurisdiction
  • Hold (or are eligible for) a Queensland Practising Certificate

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