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Senior Lawyer - Wallan

Northern Community Legal Centre


The Senior Lawyer, Wallan, will be based at our office in Wallan, and will be part of a team including a community development worker who, with the support of the management team, will establish and develop a satellite office in Wallan, co-located within the Wallan Community Services Hub. The Senior Lawyer will supervise the generalist legal service, addressing a range of legal problems including civil issues such as renting disputes and insurance claims, family violence-related legal issues as well as criminal matters for young people who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system. The role will have a strong community development focus, ensuring strengthened partnerships across Mitchell Shire. This will include capacity building activities of partner agencies to enable effective identification of legal needs, and increased referrals.


We are seeking a Senior Lawyer that has been admitted to practice with at least 4 years post admission experience, with leadership and management skills, as well as demonstrated practice experience across a range of areas including civil, criminal and family law.


Salary range from $104,609 to $109,233 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).


NCLC staff are entitled to 5 weeks annual leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


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 Merri-bek, 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 over 25 staff including 11 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 will be opening a second office in Wallan. We assist clients at a range of outreach locations as well as providing telephone and face to face appointments.


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For further information on the role, please contact Luke McLean, Legal Practice Manager on 03 9310 4376.

For further information on NCLC, please visit our website.

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.

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