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Solicitor position opportunities at Townsville Community Legal Service (x2)

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
11 Sept 2019
Location
Northern QLD
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Generalists - Law Firm

Townsville Community Legal Service seeks to employ two (2) full-time (35 hours per week) solicitors.

These positions will have a focus on

  • family law and domestic violence practice areas (“the family law solicitor position”), and
  • delivering advice in a variety of outreach and multidisciplinary settings (“the outreach solicitor position”).

While each position has a particular focus, each position will require knowledge and experience in a wide range of areas of practice commonly encountered in community legal centres. This includes family law, domestic violence, child protection, human rights, administrative law, social security, and a wide range of general civil law issues.

While described as a “family law solicitor position” and an “outreach solicitor position”, applicants should note that we will consider all applicants for both available positions and all relevant duties.

How do I apply for this position?

Step 1

In order to apply for this position, download the attached duty statement from https://bit.ly/2lPGKK3, which contains all relevant position duties and responsibilities; mandatory qualifications; and desirable qualifications, experience and attributes. Please carefully read and consider the duty statement to ensure that you fully understand the position.

Step 2

Email an up-to-date curriculum vitae to the Townsville Community Legal Service Director (Aaron Finn - aaron@townsvillecommunity.law), and note in your cover email that you wish to apply for one of the advertised solicitor positions. You do not have to respond to selection criteria at this stage.

Step 3

After the closing date, we will shortlist applicants for interview. Candidates who are shortlisted for interview can expect to be asked interview questions based on Duty Statement mandatory and desirable qualifications, position duties and responsibilities, and any other relevant matters mentioned in the Duty Statement.

Closing date

Applications close at 5pm Friday 27 September 2019 (Qld time).

Other notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions that are not answered in the Duty Statement, please email the Townsville Community Legal Service Director (aaron@townsvillecommunity.law) in the first instance.

It is not necessary or helpful to call to introduce yourself before applying for this position.

No recruitment company cold calls, please.

PLEASE NOTE - WE ARE UNABLE TO REPLY TO AUTOMATED SEEK APPLICATIONS. IN ORDER TO APPLY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB AD.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Have you completed a qualification in law?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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