Job Description

Job Header

Family Lawyer

Advertiser: Women's Legal Service VictoriaMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
28 Mar 2018
Location
Melbourne
Salary
65,000 - 85,000
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Family Law

Family Lawyer

About Us

Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women for over 30 years. We specialise in issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women. WLSV provides free and confidential legal information, advice, referral and representation to women in Victoria.

Through our associated service, Family Law Legal Service, WLSV operates a daily duty lawyer service at the Family Law Courts and provides legal advice and representation to participants at three family dispute resolution services. 

About the Role


This is an opportunity to participate in an exciting organisation during a time when your contribution will be critical to our success.

In this role, you will participate in duty lawyer work, and provide provide high-quality legal advice and representation in complex family law matters, both parenting and property. 

Our legal and policy team work collaboratively to address systemic issues in law and policy through strategic casework. You will be a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver results that exceed the client's expectations. You will have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.


In addition, you will have:
  • A strong understanding of family law and intersecting jurisdictions 
  • Confidence in appearance work
  • Good organisational and time management skills; and the ability to manage changing priorities
  • An understanding of the gendered nature and impact of family violence
This is a full-time or part time, fixed-term position, for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension.  

The salary range of $65,000 to $85,000 plus superannuation, dependent on experience.

Skills/Experience


You will have:
  • Bachelor of Laws 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, in particular in litigation
  • Good organisational and time management skills; and the ability to handle changing priorities.
  • Strong communication and good advocacy skills
Benefits


We offer our staff:
  • A supportive team work environment, working alongside other high calibre legal professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A commitment to your professional and personal development through monthly lunch n' learn sessions and opportunities for external training
  • A flexible working environment
  • Generous salary packaging
To Apply


This position is for a female. WLSV has exemption #A439 from provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995. 

Applications close Friday 13 April 2018, 5pm.

Please email admin@womenslegal.org.au for a copy of the position description.

Click APPLY to submit your application
About Us

Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women for over 30 years. We specialise in issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women. WLSV provides free and confidential legal information, advice, referral and representation to women in Victoria.

Through our associated service, Family Law Legal Service, WLSV operates a daily duty lawyer service at the Family Law Courts and provides legal advice and representation to participants at three family dispute resolution services. 

About the Role


This is an opportunity to participate in an exciting organisation during a time when your contribution will be critical to our success.

In this role, you will participate in duty lawyer work, and provide provide high-quality legal advice and representation in complex family law matters, both parenting and property. 

Our legal and policy team work collaboratively to address systemic issues in law and policy through strategic casework. You will be a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver results that exceed the client's expectations. You will have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.


In addition, you will have:
  • A strong understanding of family law and intersecting jurisdictions 
  • Confidence in appearance work
  • Good organisational and time management skills; and the ability to manage changing priorities
  • An understanding of the gendered nature and impact of family violence
This is a full-time or part time, fixed-term position, for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension.  

The salary range of $65,000 to $85,000 plus superannuation, dependent on experience.

Skills/Experience


You will have:
  • Bachelor of Laws 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, in particular in litigation
  • Good organisational and time management skills; and the ability to handle changing priorities.
  • Strong communication and good advocacy skills
Benefits


We offer our staff:
  • A supportive team work environment, working alongside other high calibre legal professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A commitment to your professional and personal development through monthly lunch n' learn sessions and opportunities for external training
  • A flexible working environment
  • Generous salary packaging
To Apply


This position is for a female. WLSV has exemption #A439 from provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995. 

Applications close Friday 13 April 2018, 5pm.

Please email admin@womenslegal.org.au for a copy of the position description.

Click APPLY to submit your application

Right to live and work

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

Report this job advert

Be careful - Don't provide your bank or credit card details when applying for jobs. If you see something suspicious report this job ad.

Share this role