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Senior Solicitor

Justice Support Centre

Are you a passionate and driven lawyer with a strong interest in social justice? Do you have advanced skills and experience in a combination of combination of the following, Employment, Criminal, Traffic and Family Law, Victim Services, Civil (including credit and debt, consumer issues and Motor Vehicle Accident-property damage)? If so, we have the perfect position for you.

You will join an amazing team of dedicated professionals committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals facing legal challenges.

About Us:

Justice Support Centre is a Not-for-Profit organisation committed to providing timely, effective, and high-quality legal services to the community. We focus on delivering legal support through telephone advice, face-to-face consultations, legal representation, community legal education, and participation in law reform activities.

About the role:

The purpose of the position is to provide clients with timely, effective, and high-quality legal advice, information, and referrals. Provide legal assistance and representation to our clients, and conduct legal seminars and training, and provide guidance to the community and community workers. Also to participate in the Centre's law reform activities and projects.

Nature and Scope of Position:

  • Provide high-quality legal advice, information, and casework to clients, via phone and face to face
  • Providing timely, high quality and effective casework, advocacy, and representation to clients
  • Planning, developing, and delivering community legal education to the community and community workers on legal issues and developments and responding to identified training needs
  • Monitoring legal, procedural and media developments and providing briefings and updates to relevant Justice Support Centre staff
  • Strategically assist and support the Principal Solicitor and Assistant Principal Solicitor with the development, coordination, and monitoring of the Focus Areas of the practice, programs, and initiatives
  • Facilitate community engagement, consultation, and education initiatives with respect to the Focus Areas
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders relevant to the Focus Areas
  • Facilitate local responses to policy and social issues affecting the community and the community sector in the Catchment Area through appropriate mechanisms (e.g. discussion papers, information sessions) as required by the Principal Solicitor
  • Development and implementation of innovative strategies to meet the information needs of the community and community services in the Catchment Area
  • Work collaboratively with other team members by sharing skills, resources, projects, and ideas

About You


The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a current NSW Law Society practising certificate or eligible to obtain same prior to commencement of employment
  • Have demonstrated 4+ years PAE in the Focus Areas of law
  • Have demonstrated advanced litigation and related court advocacy experience in the Focus Areas of law
  • Excellent and flexible written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Current driver licence and availability of own motor vehicle for work use, duly registered and with property damage insurance


It would be preferred for applicants to have:

  • Demonstrated significant experience (including representation and advocacy) in a combination of the following areas of law, Employment, Criminal, Traffic and Family Law, Victim Services, Civil (including credit and debt, consumer issues and Motor Vehicle Accident-property damage)
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver timely, effective, high-quality casework, advocacy and representation to clients of various socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently deliver effective, high-quality advice and communications, often in a busy phone advice context, in plain language.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver plain language legal-based education & information workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Very good computer literacy, in particular, word processing and the efficient preparation of your own correspondence and file management
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice issues and those experiencing economic, social, and cultural disadvantage and lack of access to legal services;

What's on offer

We are offering an attractive total remuneration package 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
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • 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)
  • 35 hour working week which can be worked over 4 or 5 days within the working week
  • Learning and Development opportunities

Want to know more?

Further information regarding the requirements of this role and the job application package can be found on our website www.justicesupportcentre.org.au/about-us/work-with-us/.

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