Managing Solicitor (Criminal Law practice)

Managing Solicitor (Criminal Law practice)

Aboriginal Legal Service Nsw/Act | lismore, NSW, AU

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Managing Solicitor (Criminal Law practice)
Aboriginal Legal Service NSW ACT
Lismore, Lismore & Far North Coast NSW
Criminal & Civil Law (Legal)
$90,892 - $110,328 (based on experience) +super
Lismore – Kempsey – Coffs Harbour cluster
Full-time, fixed-term contract to 31 October 2023
About the ALS
Born out of a protest movement, the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is the primary legal service for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. Our vision is to achieve social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.
It’s an exciting time for the ALS, with both our services and teams growing significantly. We recently received additional government funding to deliver a range of new programs aimed at addressing systemic issues and driving structural reforms. This is creating unprecedented opportunities for the ALS and our communities.
We offer a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment. We’re passionate about what we do and we work hard. The ALS values the health and wellbeing of our employees, and we are proud to offer flexible work practices. Staff can choose to take advantage of benefits including salary packaging to maximise take-home pay.
About the role
The primary objective of the position is to deliver culturally appropriate legal advice, and representation to clients in accordance with the ALS policies, procedures and guidelines in Criminal Law Practice including early intervention and outreach services, community legal education and referrals.
The role is based at Lismore office, with regular travel and work based in Kempsey and Coffs Harbour offices. The role includes the management and supervision of staff and resources within the cluster group.
What you’ll bring to the role
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:
Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities and staff
Possession of a current Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of NSW with up to 6 years of demonstrated experience in the application of criminal and representation law combined with accreditation as a Specialist in Criminal Law or a willingness to attain such accreditation
Proven ability to manage the day-to-day activities of legal service offices within various locations including the supervision of staff, the allocation of work, and management of workloads and regular reviews of performance
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in legal representation for Aboriginal clients in criminal matters and capacity to brief and instruct Counsel
Knowledge and understanding of relevant criminal law legislation, case law and court proceedings to effectively represent and advocate for Aboriginal clients
Demonstrated excellence in consultation, interpersonal, influencing, motivational, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, combined with strong people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to meet deadlines, work without supervision and manage a diverse workload
Demonstrated commitment to the effective implementation of Workplace Health & Safety and Ethical and Diversity practices in the workplace
Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as delegated by the Deputy Principal Solicitor
How to apply
Please go to to download the application package for this position. Please submit the completed application package to Shaun Mortimer, Deputy Principal Solicitor (Coastal) E:  
Applications for this position close on Wednesday 30 November 2022.
Your application will include the following questions:
How many years' experience do you have in criminal & civil law?
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
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