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Legal Officer - Domestic Violence Unit

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia

about the opportunity

The Legal Officer – DVU is responsible for providing legal information, advice, advocacy and representation for women who have been subjected to or who are experiencing domestic violence.

The Legal Officer – DVU is required to establish and maintain relationships with agencies and service providers responding to women in the northern Adelaide region and remote areas, including Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie, who are affected by domestic violence.

The Legal Officer – DVU will travel to clinics, health units or domestic violence support services where women may have presented as a result of domestic violence.

Salary Range: $83,031 - $89,155 p.a (LSC2)

Position Status: Contract – 12 months 1.0 FTE

What You Need For Success

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Hold an unrestricted Category C Practicing Certificate or currently eligible to apply for an unrestricted Category C Practicing Certificate
  • At least two years post-admission legal experience
  • Demonstrated ability in supporting women experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of domestic and family violence law, practice and the law of evidence in South Australia.

next steps

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Please refer to the Position Description on our website for further details.

Should you require any further information please direct your query to Catherine Coleiro on (08) 8111 5321.

At the Legal Services Commission of South Australia, we welcome applications from everyone. We are an inclusive employer, and support diversity and inclusion by recognising our staff for their unique qualities, ideas and insights.

Employees of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia can benefit from the generous salary packaging options that are available to them as staff members of a charitable organisation. Further information can be obtained through Maxxia, Australia's largest salary packaging provider.

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