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Solicitor, Intake & Clinic Manager

National Justice Project
  • 4 – 5 days a week, commencing January 2021
  • Office is a short walk from Central Station in Sydney
  • FBT Package plus Super

ABOUT THE NATIONAL JUSTICE PROJECT:

The National Justice Project (NJP) was established in 2015 as an independent not-for-profit legal service & civil rights organisation dedicated to tackling systemic injustice, discrimination and racism. Our vision is to create a fairer society where individuals are treated equally and live safely without discrimination. We do this by eradicating institutional discrimination through advocacy, education and legal action.

We are a small, dedicated team from legal and other professional disciplines, who work collaboratively to advocate for great outcomes for our clients, and to ensure meaningful strategic outcomes across Australia’s legal landscape.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The NJP is offering a fixed-term role for a solicitor who is interested in a diverse role in a small and busy organisation.

  • Provide direct support to the CEO and Principal
  • Manage enquiries and intakes
  • Supervise and provide day-to-day support to our multiple university clinics
  • Liaise with clients and our partners
  • Provide high quality advice, assistance and casework service
  • Undertake administrative and case management activities
  • Maintain an effective and ethical legal practice
  • Be involved in a wide range of legal and policy issues

ABOUT YOU:

  • Dedicated to uphold the values of NJP, including social justice, government accountability and client-centred practice.
  • Strong cultural competency and dedication to trauma informed practice.
  • You will be motivated to mentor, inspire and teach the next generation of human rights defenders.
  • You will be committed to providing high quality client service.
  • Strategic, decisive, self-motivated and able to manage multiple competing priorities.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Aligned with NJP’s values.
  • Strong cultural competency and trauma informed practice.
  • Sound decision making ability and strong analytical skills – ability to think through problems and escalate where appropriate.
  • Proven ability to work to critical deadlines.
  • Effective management of high workload and competing priorities.
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Results orientated, target driven, decisive.
  • Resilient and aware and supportive of team’s resilience.
  • Excellent communication skills in liaising both internally and externally – including written, oral and interpersonal.
  • Desirable to have at least 2 years PAE within a litigious environment.
  • Experience in Personal Injury and Discrimination law highly regarded.

A Position Description (PD), including selection criteria is attached. Please refer to the PD in making your application.

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