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Lawyer / Senior Lawyer - Family Law and Family Violence

Southside Justice

About Southside Justice

One of Melbourne’s first community legal centres, Southside Justice (formerly St Kilda Legal Service) has been helping the community access justice for more than 50 years.

Southside Justice is a free legal service for people on low incomes in the cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington and Bayside. Its work is made possible by a dedicated team of lawyers, administrators, and volunteers.

Although our name has changed, our mission, vision, goals and values remain the same, and we will continue and build on the work of the St Kilda Legal Service. This includes:

  • Providing targeted legal help to people facing disadvantage, who often experience multiple legal problems at the same time, through our Community Justice Partnerships
  • Assisting sex workers and the organisations that support them, as well as monitoring the implementation of new laws
  • Helping LGBTIQ+ people in Victoria with legal problems through our LGBTIQ Legal Program
  • Undertaking systemic advocacy to promote and enhance access to justice, with a focus on creating fairer outcomes and laws for our clients and community.

Our brand new and purpose-built office is located on Carlisle Street, opposite the St Kilda Town Hall.

For more information about Southside Justice, visit our new website at www.southsidejustice.org.au

About the role

The Lawyer or Senior Lawyer will deliver high quality family law and family violence legal services to priority clients as part of our community justice partnership program. The role will also involve representing clients at the Specialist Family Violence Court at Moorabbin, as part of the Duty Lawyer team.

Key duties & responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide targeted legal advice and strategic casework to priority clients
  • Conduct specialist legal clinics, including with our community justice partners
  • Identify casework trends and systemic issues impacting priority clients and engage in various initiatives – including projects, law reform and advocacy activities
  • Represent clients at the Specialist Family Violence Court at Moorabbin, as part of the Duty Lawyer team
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with key partners and stakeholders
  • Assist with the governance, funding, reporting and evaluation requirements of the legal practice including reports for the Board and funders
  • Perform other duties as directed and necessary to the proper performance of the role.

next steps

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

To find out more about the role and working at Southside Justice, contact Maie Gibney on 7037 3226 or maie@southsidejustice.org.au, using the subject line: Lawyer / Senior Lawyer - Family Law and Family Violence enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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