- Job posted on: 28th Jun 2020
- Applications close:
We are seeking an experienced and self motivated Lawyer to take on a leading role in Civil Justice practice based at our Warrnambool office. You will act as an advocate by providing high quality legal services including expert advice and casework in civil law matters in areas that most affect people's rights. You will also appear in various courts to effectively advocate for clients with human rights issues, including the Mental Health Board and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
You will lead the development of our civil justice practice in the South West region by designing and implementing outreach and other services to assist disadvantaged clients access legal help. You will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal staff and external stakeholders to deliver comprehensive responses to clients, and ensure proactive approaches to improving access to justice.
This opportunity will provide you with a role and lifestyle unlike any other, due to the role and exposure to regional practice located in a town by the seaside.
You will have knowledge and practical experience in civil law and procedure with the capacity to work as senior advocate and caseworker in complex legal matters. You will have high level interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders at all levels.
Crucial to your success in this role will be your stakeholder management skills and developed understanding of external organisations, community groups and the important role they play in legal aid services. You will also have the capacity to develop and implement legal assistance services to disadvantaged clients.
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.
To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role will take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.
For further information review the attached position description or contact Amanda Chambers, Managing Lawyer on (03) 5559 7210.