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Consumer Lawyer


About the role

WEstjustice is seeking to employ a full time lawyer on a one year fixed term contract. This role will be backfilling a 12 month leave of absence position.

The lawyer will join a team of lawyers undertaking civil work between the WEstjustice offices. The role will be based predominately at the Werribee office, but may involve attending other locations.

The lawyer will be responsible for delivering the Consumer Clinic aimed at supporting vulnerable clients (including refugees, asylum seekers or those impacted by COVID-19) in dispute with banks, financial services, telecommunication providers or similar creditors.

This is a fantastic 12 month fixed term opportunity for a lawyer who wants to join a fast paced and dynamic workplace.


Salary range - of $72,000 - $77,000 per annum per annum (depending on experience), plus employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth). In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).

A copy of the position description is available below.

For more information about WEstjustice, please visit our website (www.westjustice.org.au)

About WEstjustice

WEstjustice is a multidisciplinary, community-based legal centre committed to improving justice outcomes for the people of western Melbourne, and especially the most vulnerable in our community. It was formed in July 2015 through the amalgamation of the Footscray, Wyndham and Western Suburbs Community Legal Centres, which brought a long and proud history and experience to the new organisation.

WEstjustice is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQ-identifying people.

Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

If you have any questions in relation to the role, please contact our office on 9749 7720 and ask to speak to Joseph Nunweek, Program Manager.

Late applications will not be considered.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both.

A position description is attached.

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