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Community Lawyer, Family Violence

Advertiser: Peninsula Community Legal Centre IncMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
17 Feb 2021
Melbourne, Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Legal, Other

Community Lawyer, Family Violence 

35 hr per week 

2 year  fixed term 

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc. is seeking an experienced Community Lawyer  to join our family violence team.

The Community Lawyer, Family Violence will provide family violence legal services including information, intake & triage, advice, minor assistance, casework, representation and referral services primarily from our Frankston office. 

The Position will also provide pre court engagement and family violence duty lawyer services at the Frankston Specialist Family Violence Court. 

You will need:

  • Possesses, or is eligible to possess, a current practicing certificate including High Court registration with two years post admission practice.
  • Experience in court representation including contested hearings and summary crime
  • Highly developed advocacy skills 
  • Experience in family violence with an understanding of the challenges impacting vulnerable community members when accessing the family violence and family law legal systems. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice principles, understanding of the legal assistance sector and a commitment to PCLC ‘s vision and values. 
  • Experience in, or demonstrated capacity to undertake, direct legal service delivery, including provision of information, advice and referral services, negotiation and advocacy on behalf of clients, representation of clients in courts and other legal settings.


Please see our website  for the position description 

For further information please contact Jackie Galloway 9783 3600 

Applications in writing, including a resume and addressing the key selection criteria to the CEO at [link removed]  by 5:00pm, 17th March 2021.   

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a lawyer?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

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