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.
- The delivery of early intervention legal services including advice and non court assistance to clients
- Conduct complicated legal matters; including hearings, District and Supreme Court appearances in all nominated jurisdictions
- Representing clients, including appearing for clients, instructing counsel when necessary and participating as appropriate in dispute resolution and early resolution of litigation
- Co-ordinate diary and court schedules in order to maintain an effective and efficient legal practice and provide legal representation services in Children's court, District Court and Supreme Court;
- Contributing to the development and review of law reform and policy initiatives as Family Law and Care & Protection issues arise;
- Conducting casework including taking instructions, undertaking research and preparation of documents/ submissions.
Your Skills and Expertise
- Legal qualifications and a NSW Practising Certificate.
- Knowledge of and experience in advocacy of NSW Care and Protection Laws and Family Law.
- Proven capacity to identify and understand legal issues facing socially and economically disadvantaged Aboriginal peoples.