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Community Lawyer, Family Law & Family Violence

Fitzroy Legal Service

Fitzroy Legal Service is a community-based organisation, independent of government, dedicated to assisting the most marginalised members of the community with legal information, advice and representation, as well as championing law reform and conducting public interest litigation. Our services are offered across the Cities of Darebin and Yarra, and the inner north of Melbourne. The Darebin Community Legal Centre is a program of the Fitzroy Legal Service. For further information please visit our website www.fitzroy-legal.org.au.

The purpose of the Community Lawyer, Family Law & Family Violence is to provide duty lawyer services as part of the Specialist Family Violence Court (SFVC) at Heidelberg in accordance with the SFVC Operating Model and our funding agreement. The role has responsibility for assisting applicants to make applications for family violence interventions orders; providing early advice and conducting pre-court and between court negotiations, representing clients at court, working collaboratively with other stakeholders at the SFVC; providing casework services for SFVC clients and assisting with community legal education and volunteer training.

Further, the purpose of the position is to provide targeted family law and family violence legal outreach, advice and casework to the LGBTIQ community.

The Fitzroy Legal Service is an inclusive employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability. Members of the LGBTIQ+ community, CALD and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be directed to Ella Crotty via email in the first instance at ecrotty@fls.org.au using the subject line: Community Lawyer, Family Law & Family Violence enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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