• Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services
  • Preston VIC, Australia
  • 14 May, 2024
Full time Criminal Law

Job Description

Salary Offering $81,317.60 - $98,625.80

Full Time Fixed term of 12 months 

273 High Street, Vic, 3072

Additional Benefits:

17.5% Leave Loading

5 extra days leave on top of 20 days annual leave

Only required to work 35 hours per week, any extra hours worked will be calculated as your Time In Lieu (TOIL) – which you may use as additional leave hours

Access to company vehicles for any work-related trips

Salary packaging of up to $15,900+ per FBT available via Maxxia


The Lawyer or Senior Lawyer will provide legal advice and representation to Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people in police and prison accountability matters. This includes representing people who have been abused and/or mistreated by members of Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria or other government agencies. This also includes representing families in coronial inquests into Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody and police contact deaths. 

Key Selection Criteria


  • A relevant qualification in Law and eligible to practice law in Victoria - for Senior role - must have 3 years post  admission experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social, legal and justice issues faced by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities
  • Experience with working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities experiencing stress
  • High Level of Advocacy and legal experience representing and/or appearing on behalf of relevant parties in Victorian courts and tribunals
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to develop productive relationships 
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Victoria


  • Experience representing clients in coronial inquests, police complaints, civil litigation and or criminal law matters
  • Experience working in the Community Legal Centre 
  • Experience in legal policy development and commitment to driving change.

Firm or Organisation Name

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services

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Legal services