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Assistant Principal Solicitor

Justice Support Centre
  • Permanent - 35-hour week
  • Hybrid role located in Bankstown
  • Salary dependent on skills and experience up to $130,000 plus super per annum
  • Flexible work conditions, salary packaging to increase take home pay, 5 weeks annual leave plus leave loading, additional 5 days gratis leave during Christmas.

Are you seeking an exciting new challenge Join our dynamic team at Justice Support Centre, a community legal centre committed to promoting access to justice for individuals disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances.

We have a emphasis focus on Family Law and Criminal Law, with a focus on Family Dispute Resolution and Domestic/Family Violence.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Principal Solicitor will play a key role in supporting the Principal Solicitor in managing and professionally supervising the legal practice, with a specific focus on Family Law and Criminal Law (Focus Areas).

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of high-quality legal services, law reform activities, community legal education, and resources.

Key Responsibilities:

Practice Management and Supervision:

  • Develop and implement quality control and practice management strategies in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in overseeing the delivery of high-quality legal services, focusing on the strategic plan's priorities.
  • Manage and professionally supervise the Focus Areas of the practice, including Family Law and Criminal Law.
  • Act as the Principal Solicitor in the absence of the Principal Solicitor.
  • Contribute to human resource functions, including recruitment, orientation, and professional development.

Legal Advice Casework and Representation:

  • Provide high-quality legal advice, advocacy, information, referral, casework, and representation, particularly in the Focus Areas.
  • Stay updated on legal, procedural, and policy developments relevant to the position.

Community Development and Engagement:

  • Participate in planning and delivering community legal education, with a primary focus on the Focus Areas.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of plain language legal information resources.
  • Represent JSC in networks, emphasising the Focus Areas.
  • Stay informed about policy and social issues affecting the communities served by JSC.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with community stakeholders and partners.

Essential Criteria:

  • Current Law Society of NSW unrestricted Practising Certificate.
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience and proficiency in Family Law and Criminal Law.
  • Strong understanding of professional and ethical obligations, risk management, and legal practice management.
  • Minimum eight years of general legal experience, including litigation and advocacy in the Focus Areas.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver timely, effective, and high-quality casework and representation.
  • Ability to work with diverse clients and a commitment to social justice.
  • Criminal and Family Law experience


  • Employment Law experience.
  • Experience in Victims Services Claims.

What's on offer

We are offering an attractive total remuneration depending on skills and experience.

In addition, Justice Support Centre also offer excellent employee benefits which include:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements including hybrid WFH arrangements
  • 9 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months of service
  • Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Significant leave benefits (5 weeks annual leave, 5 Gratis days at Christmas, 17 days sick/personal leave per year)

Want to know more?

Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found on our website.

Join us at JSC and contribute to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals facing legal challenges in our community.

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