Positions Vacant

Solicitor

The role:

We are seeking a Solicitor to join our Service, at the Moree office, 4 days per week. The Solicitor should demonstrate well-developed experience in legal practice. They are required to provide comprehensive legal advice and assistance to clients, participate in outreach circuit where required and deliver community legal education. Additionally they are required to work collaboratively with other Service providers and participate in events and the promotion of the Service. They should maintain a teamwork approach at all times, contributing to a positive and supportive work environment.

This is an exciting opportunity, allowing the successful candidate to enjoy a positive work life balance, whilst engaging in a fulfilling and rewarding workplace.

The Candidates:

The selection criteria for the Solicitor is as follows:

Essential:

  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate Law Degree
  • Eligibility to practice as a Solicitor in New South Wales
  • Ability to support and collaborate with members of the community in all legal and associated practices, in a professional and consultative manner
  • Knowledge of relevant professional practice requirements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to provide non-judgmental, quality service delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and flexibly under pressure
  • Highly developed organisational and administrative skills, including ability to manage case files
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Word Processing
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, people from diverse cultural, socio-economic and linguistic backgrounds, and people with substance abuse or mental health issues
  • A current unencumbered driver’s license

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in, and commitment to, working within the community legal services sector or otherwise in relation to legal issues
  • At least 3 years post admission experience, working in an associated role
  • Excellent general understanding of the law in relation to the above areas of practice
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide legal advice based on sound legal research and analysis
  • Demonstrated high level of productivity/output in previous roles
  • Ability to take initiative and accept responsibility as a part of a small team

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address applications, including a cover letter, selection criteria and resume to the Principal Solicitor, Ms Terri King, at PO Box 857 Armidale NSW 2350 or by email to nnwcls@gmail.com.

For all inquiries or a copy of the job description please email nnwcls@gmail.com or call 6772 8100.

Closing date for applications: 9am 11th November 2019

 

Legal Support Officer

The Role:

We are seeking a Legal Support Officer (LSO) to join our Moree office, four (4) days per week. The LSO should demonstrate well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal. They are required to deliver legal and administrative support to Solicitor’s and other staff, engage in community development, liaison and networking. They should maintain a teamwork approach at all times, contributing to a positive and supportive work environment.

The Candidates:

The selection criteria for the Legal Support Officer is as follows:

Essential:

  • A current unencumbered driver’s license
  • A passion for community service
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in managing a range of computer systems/programs including data entry and word processing skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, prioritise and manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with clients
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in, and commitment to, working within the community legal services sector or otherwise in relation to legal issues

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address applications, including a cover letter, selection criteria and resume to the Principal Solicitor, Ms Terri King, at PO Box 857 Armidale NSW 2350 or by email to nnwcls@gmail.com.

For all inquiries or a copy of the job description please email nnwcls@gmail.com or call 6772 8100.

Closing date for applications: 9am 11th November 2019

 

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