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Solicitor - Generalist - Berri

Community Justice Services SA Ltd
  • Position: Full-Time Generalist Solicitor
  • Location: Berri, South Australia
  • Organisation: Community Justice Services SA Ltd (CJSSA) trading as Riverland Community Justice Centre (RCJC)

About Us:

Community Justice Services SA Ltd (CJSSA) is a non-profit Community Legal Centre offering free legal assistance to disadvantaged and vulnerable clients in the Riverland region. Our team operates a diverse range of programs, including Family Law Advocacy and Disaster Legal Support, with a commitment to social justice and community engagement.

About the Role:

We are seeking a dedicated Generalist Solicitor to join our Berri office, part of a four-person multi-disciplinary team. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys a varied legal workload and community interaction. You will collaborate regularly with colleagues from our other offices in Christie’s Beach and Mount Gambier, with management team visits and annual team planning days.

The CJSSA team comprises of 7 solicitors, 2 mental health workers, a family advocate, and 9 admin / community engagement / paralegals. The head office is based at Christie’s Beach with two regional offices at Mount Gambier and Berri, servicing clients across our catchment area in SA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice, casework representation, and client consultations.
  • Represent clients in Federal Circuit & Family Court, Magistrates, and relevant State Courts and Tribunals.
  • Prepare and manage legal documents, correspondence, and court documents.
  • Engage in community legal education and outreach services.
  • Work collaboratively with mental health workers and provide appropriate referrals.
  • Maintain accurate client records and statistical data.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, particularly those with special needs or from diverse backgrounds.
  • Travel to outreach locations to provide services to clients (work vehicle provided)

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years post-admission experience with an unrestricted practicing certificate (Cat C).
  • Admitted or eligible to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.
  • Knowledge and experience in Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, and related legal developments.
  • Understanding of Family and Domestic Violence issues, Family Law Mediation, Conflict Management, and Collaborative Law.
  • Commitment to social justice principles and CJSSA’s vision and values.
  • Strong communication skills for conveying complex legal information clearly.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage client consultations at short notice.


  • One-on-one development with the Principal Solicitor.
  • Weekly team case management meetings.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Salary sacrifice benefits.
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Emphasis on work-life balance.

For further information, please email Helen Rose [email protected], using the subject line: Solicitor - Generalist enquiry via EthicalJobs, or phone 0455 461 480.

A position description is attached.

Join us at CJSSA and make a meaningful impact in a supportive and dynamic environment while enjoying the lifestyle offered by the beautiful Riverland region.

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