- Job posted on: 5th Oct 2020
- Applications close:
Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) is a program of Comm Unity Plus and provides free legal services, advice, referrals and community legal education. BMCLC services one of the fastest growing and most culturally diverse regions in Melbourne and has offices in St. Albans and Melton. BMCLC is experiencing significant growth and has recently expanded to effectively deliver legal support to vulnerable people in the Melton and Brimbank areas.
The Family Law Lead supervises and provides day to day management of family law solicitor(s) and administration staff in the delivery of family law advice and casework, ensuring the work integrates with the organisation’s goals.
The Family Law Lead supports the Principal lawyer to build the reputation of BMCLC as a lead agency and subject matter expert in the area of family law. This includes the running of strategic litigation against a set of developed guidelines. It also includes identifying and establishing strategic partnerships that will enhance access to justice for the community and best outcomes for clients (including pro bono partnerships with family law firms and Counsel). This role leads one of two teams of solicitors within the practice to deliver high quality legal assistance.
This position will provide subject matter expertise in family law, with specific focus on family violence, family dispute resolution, property and parenting mediation, and complex cases. Will identify opportunities for service and systems improvements in the practice and help to lead change and to support staff to undertake their legal work effectively. Together with the Principal lawyer and the Generalist Lead, the Family Law lead will develop a family law advocacy platform, reform and submissions schedule, and co-ordinate and supervise its implementation amongst other key accountabilities.
Applicants must hold valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same. A current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel between offices and outreaches are essential for this role. Proficiency in a community language will be advantageous.
You will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in flexible working conditions. This role will be eligible for membership on the VLA Family Law Panel.
An attractive salary commensurate with experience with the added advantage of salary packaging benefits are on offer!
A copy of the Position Description can be found on our website under the Working With Us tab and then by clicking on the 'Employment' section at www.comm-unityplus.org.au.
For further information, please call HR on (03) 7379 0106.