- Job posted on: 30th Jan 2024
- Applications close:
Established in 1973, South-East Monash Legal Service (SMLS) is a community legal centre that provides free legal assistance to people in Southeast Melbourne. SMLS provides legal information, advice and case work including representation for people experiencing disadvantage on a range of legal matters, such as family law and family violence, employment law, debt and fines, civil litigation, wills, power of attorney, and tenancy.
SMLS aims to empower and support members of the community to understand and make use of the law and the legal system to protect their rights and to increase their awareness of their legal responsibilities. SMLS is a strong advocate of and committed to the use of integrated service models to address multifaceted challenges facing our community members.
SMLS is committed to advocacy and social change. SMLS is a leader in the provision of community and clinical legal education; advocacy through policy submissions and lobbying; outreach services; and targeted referral programs.
A fair and inclusive community where people can access the resources, networks and support they need to resolve legal issues and overcome barriers to social, cultural and economic inclusion and participation
To help resolve people’s legal and interconnected issues and ensure that laws and legal processes are fair.
Our core values are Respect, Community, Excellence and Courage.
In this role, the Employment Lawyer will provide information, advice and legal assistance to clients in matters falling within the programs and strategic priorities of the Civil Law team. In this role, the Employment Lawyer will engage in negotiation with other parties and assist clients at mediation or conciliation; engage in some appearance work; brief counsel where appropriate and assist senior lawyers in strategic litigation matters. The Employment Lawyer will work collaboratively with social work students and financial counsellors in our integrated services program and contribute to SMLS’ policy and advocacy work. This role includes outreach programs.
This is great opportunity for a junior lawyer to learn, develop and gain hands-on experience. SMLS is committed to building strong and transferable skills in new and emerging lawyers.
SMLS is a well-established and highly regarded service, and this role will suit someone who has a passion for social justice and a strong desire to work within the community legal sector.
For more information please see the attached Position Description.
Any further questions can be emailed to [email protected], using the subject line: Employment Lawyer enquiry via EthicalJobs.