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Principal Solicitor - Strategic Litigation

Justice and Equity Centre
  • Lead a dynamic, high-functioning team of strategic litigators
  • Drive innovative legal responses to social justice issues
  • Full time ongoing position, with part time hours considered

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a leading social justice law and policy centre. We build a fairer, stronger society by helping to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality.

PIAC offers a dynamic workplace where wellbeing is promoted, and flexibility is supported.

PIAC’s Strategic Litigation practice is its largest team. It undertakes strategic legal casework, specialising in test cases, and brings legal expertise to systemic policy and law reform issues. The team both leads and contributes to priority projects that advance social justice.

Reporting to the CEO and managing the practice jointly with one other Principal Solicitor, you will contribute to the overall management and leadership of PIAC as a member of its executive team. Additionally, you will:

  • Lead the development and delivery of specific projects and practice areas
  • Contribute to strategies for securing and maintaining funding
  • Manage staff and ensure compliance of the legal practice

You are eligible for an unrestricted practicing certificate in NSW with at least 6 years legal practice experience and ideally have worked with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds. Additionally, you can demonstrate:

  • A strong understanding of professional and ethical obligations and risk management
  • Capacity to identify and deliver creative legal strategies and test cases
  • Ability to achieve outcomes individually and in a team environment
  • A commitment to social justice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for this position. 

If you can lead a high performing team to advocate for people and communities who are marginalised and facing disadvantage, please direct your enquiries to Jonathon Hunyor via [email protected] using the subject line Principal Solicitor  - Strategic Litigation enquiry via EthicalJobs, or for application instructions, click 'Apply Now'.

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