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Northern Community Legal Centre

The Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) is a dynamic not-for-profit community legal centre operating in one of the fastest growing areas of Melbourne, with a catchment including the Moreland, Hume and Mitchell Shire Local Government Areas. The NCLC operates from a central office located in Broadmeadows with outreach clinics to other service areas. NCLC’s growing, passionate and skilled team of 24 staff, including 11 lawyers, provide advice, casework, community legal education, community development and administrative support to priority clients, including victims of family violence, refugees and the newly arrived, people diagnosed with a mental illness, young people aged 25 and under, and victims of elder abuse.

The recent expansion of two existing integrated family violence programs has led to the opportunity to appoint further positions.


  • To provide high quality legal assistance to priority clients in the Hume, Moreland and Mitchell Shire Local Government Areas. The focus of this position on is working with community members who face multiple systemic barriers, including refugees and the newly arrived, people who are experiencing homelessness, and those with mental ill-health. Members of the community facing other systemic barriers will also be prioritised.
  • To work with community organisations including settlement services, mental health services, and other stakeholders to raise awareness of NCLC’s service, and to ensure our services are appropriately targeted.
  • To develop and implement community legal education programs and other projects aimed at increasing access to justice among our priority clients in our region.


We are seeking a community lawyer that has been admitted to practice with at least 12 months post admission experience and a demonstrated ability to provide legal services in a full range of general law matters including, but not limited to civil law areas (motor vehicle accidents, infringements, consumer law, tenancy law, family law) and criminal law.


Salary range up to $83,000 per annum SCHCADS Award (depending on experience), plus employer funded superannuation. In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).


Our office is based in Broadmeadows and NCLC services the council areas of Hume, Moreland and Mitchell. Subject to clinic and outreach clinic requirements, the successful applicant will be able to work flexibly from home as negotiated with the Legal Practice Manager.

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A full position description is attached.

For more information, please contact Jenni Smith, CEO on 03 9310 4376.

Northern Community Legal Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ identifying people and mature age workers to apply.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check.

We will be processing applications as they are received.

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