Family Law Lawyer

  • Morrison & Sawers Lawyers
  • Jan 14, 2021
Full-time Family Law

Job Description

Family Law Lawyer |  Full-time, (Part-Time position considered)


  • An innovative, flexible and collaborative work environment
  • An exciting, full time position or part-time position
  • Opportunity to obtain exposure and experience in advocacy
  • Tree change and a chance to live along the mighty Murray River

This is an ideal opportunity to leave the city behind and establish your career as a Family Lawyer and to become part of a wonderful community on the banks of the Murray River in Echuca. Echuca has many outdoor activities on offer, excellent restaurants and cafes and excellent schools. Enjoy the laidback lifestyle our regional centre offers while you join a team that is flexible and family friendly. For more information on Echuca please visit

Morrison & Sawers is a highly respected regional law firm in Northern Victoria and the Goulburn Valley with offices in Echuca, Kyabram and Shepparton. We are committed to serving our clients and providing them with quality legal services and solutions.

We are now accepting applications for a dedicated full time or part-time Family Law Lawyer to join our Echuca team on the banks of the Murray River.

The Firm:

Working in a fast-paced yet friendly and flexible environment, Morrison & Sawers prides itself on creating a positive and supportive work environment. We focus on creating a work life balance for our employees promoting health and wellbeing and working in flexible and innovative ways.

Join our firm where you will be appreciated and rewarded for your hard work. You will enjoy the autonomy to manage your files while being supported by an experienced and collegiate team.

The Role:

We are seeking a Lawyer preferably with 3+ post admission experience ('PAE') who will practice predominately in Family Law and Criminal Law (including Intervention Order matters). This position is an excellent opportunity to develop advocacy skills in the Federal Circuit Court, Family Court, Magistrates Court of Victoria and the Local Court of New South Wales.

Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate must:

  • have good drafting skills, manage client files, draft letters and affidavits, and have strong advocacy skills to be able to attend court on a regular basis;
  • have a strong grasp on the fundamental principles of family law including having a working knowledge of Intervention Orders, experience in summary criminal matters would be an advantage;
  • have good organisation and time management skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; work collaboratively as well as independently;
  • work on multiple tasks while under deadlines; and be competent in using Microsoft Office.

Having competent knowledge in other areas of practice is welcomed.


  • 3 years’ post admission experience as a lawyer is preferred;
  • Be an admitted legal practitioner;
  • Hold a current Practising Certificate or be able to obtain one prior to commencing employment; and
  • Be admitted to the High Court of Australia or be admitted prior to commencing employment.

  Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on experience.

 Applications close 31st January 2021. Please send your application to

Organisation Name

Morrison and Sawers Lawyers

Landline phone

03 5482 2222

Contact Name

Amanda Oman

Email address

Street Address

126 Hare Street, Echuca, Victoria

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