Principal Legal Officer

  • Aboriginal Family Law Services
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full-time Family Law

Job Description

The Principal Legal Officer is responsible for the delivery of legal services for AFLS. AFLS provides legal services in the following areas: Family Law, Children’s’ Court, Magistrates Court, particularly in matters concerning family violence and Criminal Injuries Compensation.

 

The successful applicant will be:

  • Responsible for the provision of AFLS legal services to the Legal Practice Board WA;
  • Required to remotely supervise restricted practitioners in regional office locations which will require extensive travel;
  • Expected to provide leadership to legal staff and other AFLS staff; and
  • Undertake a key role within the executive of AFLS and report to the Board

 

Essential

  • Admitted or eligible for admittance to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Minimum of 7 years’ legal practice experience as an unrestricted practising solicitor
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working within family law
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles relating to family violence law
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising junior lawyers
  • Demonstrated experience in practice management of staff
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to travel to regional office locations regularly
  • Confidence in establishing networks and experience advocating on behalf of legal organisations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people

 

Desirable

  • Completion of the Legal Practice Management course
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with remote Aboriginal community issues
  • Commitment to the principles of Aboriginal self-determination and social justice
  • Post graduate education in Aboriginal Family Violence issues
  • Good operational knowledge and experience running remote operations / organisations

 

Essential Eligibility Requirements

  • Current ‘C’ Class WA Driver’s License
  • Current Police Clearance Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check

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 to:

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

Please note that only those successful to interview will be contacted.

 

 

AFLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

are encouraged to apply

Organisation Name

Aboriginal Family Law Services

Landline phone

0893551502

Contact Name

Ashleigh Brown

Email address

office@afls.org.au

Street Address

890 Albany Hwy

Job Level

Law Student

State / Province / Region

Western Australia

Country

Australia