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Bail Service Lawyer

Caxton Legal Centre Inc
  • Classification: Level 5
  • Remuneration: $84,866 plus super and attractive salary packaging options
  • Type: full time fixed term contract till 30 June 2022

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 Bail Service Lawyer, to work in program to assist prisoners on remand to seek bail.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing legal advice and casework to clients in the Bail Support Program.

The position is responsible for assessing whether a client is a suitable applicant for bail and if so, making applications for bail.

Key accountabilities

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

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of Criminal Law
  • Admitted or eligible for admission as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Current Unrestricted Practising Certificate
  • Eligible to hold a Queensland Corrective Services Yellow Card and criminal history check
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Evidence of current vaccination against Covid-19

The successful applicant will have the ability to work with clients with complex legal and social issues and provide advice to clients who may have an impairment or be culturally or linguistically diverse.

A complete Position Description is attached below.

to apply

If you are interested in joining a team who are highly committed to social justice and value diversity and human rights, please submit your application via the Apply Now instructions.

Due to the high volume of applications, only those successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

How to apply

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