Grade I-III family law solicitor

  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Aug 05, 2019
Full-time Family Law

Job Description


Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and over 20 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.


As the Solicitor I-III in Lismore you will be responsible for:


  • Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities 
  • Conducting an effective legal practice 
  • Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities


The successful applicant will have:


  • Experience in family law and/or care and protection law; 
  • Experience in providing services to clients from disadvantaged backgrounds; 
  • An ability to provide outreach, duty, advice services and representation within the Northern Rivers region and Brisbane. 




  • At least 3 years post admission experience in either family law or care and protection 
  • Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW  
  • Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement 
  • Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check 
  • Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency 
  • Driver's Licence


Applications MUST be submitted online through to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:

  • current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)
  • cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:


  1. What post admission experience do you have in the conduct of Family Law and Care and Protection matters?
  2. What are the challenges in representing socially and/or economically disadvantaged clients. How have you identified these and what steps have you taken to best meet the client's needs?


The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.

This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months.


Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.


Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.


If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication:




  • Package up to $124K 
  • Jobs Board Ref No. 00006TY3 
  • Closing Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019 [11:59PM]

Organisation Name

Legal Aid NSW Lismore

Landline phone

02 6621 2082

Contact Name

Kylie Sexton

Email address

Street Address

Level 4, 29 Molesworth Street, Lismore

Job Level


State / Province / Region

New South Wales