Lawyer (Civil Law) - Victoria Legal Aid

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Closing On: Sunday, 25th August 2019
Category: Legal
Location: VIC
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

 

  • Full time maximum term position based in Shepparton (part-time considered)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $68,339 – $88,435 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as an advocate by providing legal advice and conducting casework in civil law matters including mental health, social security, tenancy, debt and infringements and discrimination.

Appearing as a lawyer in the Mental Health Review Board and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) you will effectively represent and advocate for clients with civil and human rights issues. You will also engage with local partner agencies to promote and develop the Goulburn north-east Civil practice.

About you:
You have strong advocacy and casework experience and sound knowledge of civil law procedures. You have a passion for advocating for clients in civil matters and the capacity to communicate effectively with clients who are socially and economically disadvantaged. You are a strong relationship builder who will positively engage with key partner agencies and/or their workers to appropriately manage referrals and to promote the service within community settings.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Erica Molyneaux, Managing Lawyer, Goulburn region on (03) 5823 6200.

No agency applications will be accepted.


Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 25 August 2019

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