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Family Violence Lawyer - Early Resolution Service

Northern Community Legal Centre

ABOUT NORTHERN COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE

The Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) is a dynamic not-for-profit community legal centre which operates in one of the fastest-growing areas of Melbourne, and has a significant 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 ensures services accessible to all the community by providing legal advice, education and referrals. However, NCLC recognises that there are members of our community who suffer serious disadvantage and has prioritised marginalised people who have the least resources and ability to access legal assistance including; newly arrived and refugees; survivors/victims of family violence, young people, people with mental health issues, and have aligned our service delivery accordingly.

NCLC employs 23 staff including 9 lawyers to 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 other people facing systemic barriers. Our main office is in Broadmeadows and we assist clients at a range of outreach locations.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

NCLC is seeking a Family Violence Lawyer who will work in the Early Resolution Service (ERS) for Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) Program as part of the Family Violence Team. They will provide advice prior to and during duty lists to Applicants and Affected Family Members seeking the protection of a Family Violence Intervention Order at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court. The Family Violence Lawyer will also provide advice, casework, and representation to eligible clients in family law, Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, infringements, and other civil law matters. The Family Violence Lawyer will also undertake community legal education and law reform activities.

This position is a one year contract position.

For further information on the role, please contact Jenni Smith, CEO on jsmith@northernclc.org.au using the subject line: Family Violence Lawyer enquiry via EthicalJobs or call 9310 4376.

A position description is attached.

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