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Women's Legal Service Victoria

Women’s Legal Service Victoria relies upon an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

About the Role

You will provide high-quality legal advice, duty lawyer assistance and representation in complex family law matters, both parenting and property, and in child protection. You will be joining our legal and policy team in working collaboratively to address systemic issues in law and policy, including strategic casework.

This is fixed-term position for 12 months at full time or part time (0.8EFT minimum) - negotiable.

About Us

Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a highly respected not-for-profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women.

Benefits

We offer our staff:

  • An incredibly supportive team work environment, working alongside other highly talented professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A strong commitment to your professional development, personal development and mental health
  • A true flexible working environment
  • A visible collaborative culture of support and respect
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)

About You

You will have excellent knowledge of the law, casework, and court procedures relevant to the practice of family law (parenting and property) and/or in child protection.

You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver results that exceed the client's expectations. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and negotiate with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

Key to your success is your:

  • Strong understanding of family law and/or child protection and intersecting jurisdictions
  • Exceptional knowledge in all aspects of casework
  • Confidence in appearance work
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and the ability to manage changing priorities
  • Understanding of the gendered nature and impact of family violence

Qualifications and Experience

You will have:

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree and be either admitted or eligible for admission as a legal practitioner in Victoria
  • A minimum of two years post admission experience in family law and/or child protection, in particular in litigation

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

To Apply

Please submit a covering letter and resume.

Within your covering letter, please advise:

  • Why working within a feminist organisation is important to you?

A full position description is available by emailing Lauren Wellington, People and Culture Manager at lauren@womenslegal.org.au using the subject line: Lawyer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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