Solicitor - Aboriginal Family Law Services

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Closing On: Friday, 28th June 2019
Category: Legal
Location: WA
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Graduate or Young Lawyer

Job Description:

We are seeking a Solicitor to work at our office in Port Hedland.  The successful applicant will work alongside the Managing Solicitor to help shape the direction of the Aboriginal Family Law Services in the respective region and work with a degree of independence.

The Solicitor is responsible for the delivery of legal services, including family law, care and protection matters, family violence restraining orders and criminal injuries compensation. The successful applicant will provide legal advice, court representation and community legal education to Aboriginal people who have suffered, or are experiencing, family violence within their community.

To be considered for this position you need to meet the following criteria:

Essential

  • Current legal practicing certificate from the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia, pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008 (WA)
  • Admitted, or eligible for admittance, to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
  • Able to travel to remote areas to deliver services to clients and the community

Desirable

  • Experience in family law, care and protection matters, criminal injuries compensation and family violence restraining orders
  • Advocacy Experience
  • Managerial experience

Essential Eligibility Requirements

  • Current ‘C’ Class WA Driver’s Licence
  • Current Police Clearance Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • AFLS offers an attractive salary package including remote allowances and superannuation, as well as 5 weeks’ annual leave and salary sacrifice options.

Applications should include a Letter of Introduction, a Statement Addressing the Selection Criteria and a Resume including names of two (2) referees.

Applications should be sent, by the closing date of 28th June 2019 to:

humanresources@afls.org.au or Human Resources, AFLS, PO Box 5254, East Victoria Park, WA 6981.

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