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Criminal Lawyer , Legal Aid

Queensland Government - Maroochydore, QLD

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This is an outstanding opportunity for a legal professional to take on a position delivering high-quality criminal law services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Legal Aid Queensland is the state’s largest criminal law defence practice, employing some of Queensland’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Legal Aid Queensland represents children and adults charged with criminal offences before all courts in Queensland. From Magistrates court duty lawyer services to complex trials and appeal cases in the higher courts, we protect people’s rights and play an integral role in the state’s criminal justice system. As a lawyer, you will prepare cases and advocate on behalf of clients, and provide advice about criminal law matters. This role offers the chance for you to expand on your experience by undertaking interesting and varied casework.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/LAQ21/21
Closing date 19-Apr-2021
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Salary Other
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Contact person Kylie Anderson
Contact details 5451 6914
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Your responsibilities include:

  • Undertake criminal law casework including preparing matters and instructing counsel in all jurisdictions, and personally appearing for legally aided clients at bail applications, pleas, summary trials and committal hearings in the Magistrates and Children's Courts.
  • Provide legal information and advice to clients and members of the public in relation to various areas of law.
  • Provide duty lawyer services in the Magistrates and Children's courts, including for clients in custody, and appear on higher court call-overs and mentions.
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All applications should be made online. For further information, please refer to the Role Description and the Applicant Kit.


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Queensland Government