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Solicitor - Bunbury

South West Community Legal Centre
  • 2+ years PAE
  • Negotiable Hours
  • 12 Month Position

As a South West Community Legal Centre employee, you will be making a real difference every day. This position is well suited to a legal practitioner with experience in family law, domestic and family violence issues, tenancy and other civil law. The applicant will need to demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, social and economic issues facing people in the South West community.

As a key team member, you will work with other staff members and report to the Principal Solicitor.

You will ideally have experience in most or all of the following areas of law: restraining order matters, family law, criminal injuries compensation and other areas of civil law.

Part of a small legal team, you’ll be applying your skills and sharing your knowledge across a diverse range of matters. Reporting directly to our Principal Solicitor, you’ll manage a diverse caseload and be given opportunities to further your own professional development.

There is flexibility to negotiate the hours of this position. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be employed 3-5 days per week. This position is based in our Bunbury office, and may involve travel to our nearby Outreach locations or local courts. Benefits of working for SWCLC include flexible hours, generous salary packaging, five weeks holiday annual (FTE), development opportunities and a great working environment in a rewarding sector.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR?

You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and their decisions. You will take a pro-active, holistic approach to your work. You are able to operate both autonomously and within a cohesive team, and have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple, competing demands. You will also have an ability to maintain a balance between delivering legal services and working within our legal program model with specific objectives.

All positions at South West Community Legal Centre are subject to ongoing funding.

APPLICANTS WILL HAVE:

  • A Bachelor of Laws qualification and hold or be eligible to hold an unrestricted practicing certificate with minimum 2 years post-admission experience
  • Experience, or a willingness to gain experience, in most or all of the following areas of law: family law, civil and generalist law, restraining order, tenancy and criminal injuries compensation matters
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in Shuttle Conferencing
  • Demonstrated high level written and legal research skills
  • Sound time management skills
  • Ability to meet service delivery quality standards and targets
  • A strong commitment to social justice and access to justice
  • Hold a current, Western Australian Driver's Licence (full or probationary licence)

A position description is attached.

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