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Solicitor

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Job Listing Date
21 May 2020
Location
Northern QLD
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Generalists - Law Firm

Employer: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ Inc

Work type: Full time (38 hours per week) until 30 June 2021 with strong possibility of extension.

Classification: Level 6.1 – 6.3 Fair Work (Transitional Provision and Consequential Amendments) Amendment Regulation 2012

Salary Sacrificing arrangements available.

About the organisation: The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ Inc. is a community legal service providing access to justice and the law for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in North Queensland.

We require a solicitor to provide Legal Advice, Court Representation and Community Legal Education (CLE) to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Townsville and NQ outreach areas.  The position may involve some travel to identified towns or communities for outreach service and CLE Workshops as required. 

The successful applicant must be admitted to practice as a solicitor in Queensland and have at least 2 years Post Admission Experience. Experience in Family Law, Child Protection and Domestic Violence will be highly regarded. Experience working with Aboriginal & Torres Islander communities would be an advantage.   

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with the relevant qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws with at least 2 years PAE
  • Eligible to hold a Practising Certificate in Queensland.

Knowledge, Skills & Expertise

  • Admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia
  • Capacity to provide quality legal advice and casework
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women preferred
  • Experience providing legal advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women preferred
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the capacity to deal with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Ability to design and conduct Community Legal Education Programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women as required
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and to work independently with a minimum of supervision
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of current computer technology
  • Hold a current, unrestricted Queensland Driver’s Licence
  • Hold a current Blue Card or be eligible to obtain same

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How to apply

To apply please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to the Principal Solicitor, Cathy Pereira at principal@atsiwlsnq.org.au and cc in the Office Manager, Cherie McLaughlin at manager@atsiwlsnq.org.au

Applications close:  Friday 5th June 2020

Enquires to Principal Solicitor, Cathy Pereira 07 4721 6007

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