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Community Lawyer - Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS)

Anglicare Victoria
  • Supported and trained to undertake complex and rewarding work
  • Full time role/s available, part time by negotiation
  • Attractive salary - SCHADS level 5 

About Us:

Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) is a non-profit service of Anglicare Victoria. The mission of GCLS is to improve access to justice for all members of the Gippsland Community by providing legal advice and advocacy, empowering individuals and groups through community education, and to remove systemic injustice by advocating for law reform.

The Role

The Community Lawyer provides essential legal services to vulnerable people in our Gippsland community. The role involves providing representation at court, providing legal advice via telephone service, undertaking casework and providing community legal education.  

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need to:

  • hold a practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014. 
  • undertake or appropriately refer a range of legal work relevant to disadvantaged clients, including family law, family violence, tenancy, infringements, debts, and administrative law.
  • have a commitment to the promotion of social justice and human rights.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Please see a detailed position description here: Community Lawyer PD LS E AW5 052023 V1.2.pdf.

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and responses to the Key Selection Criteria. 

For further enquiries contact Principal Lawyer Simon Suttie [email protected], using the subject line: Community Lawyer - Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS)  enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 0417 513 532.

Applications will be assessed as they are submitted. If a suitable candidate is identified this job may close early.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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