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Intermediate Solicitor - Early Appropriate Guilty Plea - Lismore

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited
  • Lismore location
  • Salary range: $76,471 (grossed up to $84,838) to $89,988 (grossed up to $98,930) – dependent on experience


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.

About the Role

This role is a temporary full time position up to 30 June 2020 (with the possibility of extension). The primary responsibility of Intermediate Solicitor, Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) within a designated ALS Office is to:

  • Provide high quality legal advice and representation to clients and to assist them to resolve their legal problems.
  • Act in the more complex and difficult criminal cases and prepare and research representation of Aboriginal clients in these criminal matters.
  • Assist with the development of submissions on law reform and represent the ALS at meetings, conference and seminars as requested.

Your Skills and Expertise

  • Legal qualifications and a NSW Practising Certificate (or be able to obtain one immediately);
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Criminal Law, including practice and procedure;
  • Capacity and motivation to provide quality legal representation to Aboriginal people in rural and remote communities;
  • Proven capacity to provide a strong advocacy role in leading the District Court and Committal Practices, along with the LC/CC practice.

Job Benefits

  • PBI provides salary sacrificing benefits 
  • 4 weeks annual leave + leave loading 
  • Study and Special leave
  • Largest Criminal Law Practice  in NSW/ACT

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solicitors to apply.

How to apply

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