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Lawyer, Horsham (Vla3)

Victoria Legal Aid - Horsham, VIC

Legal
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Based in our busy Horsham office you will act as an advocate by providing high quality legal services including legal advice, duty lawyer services, casework, and representation.

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $70,578 - $91,333 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits
  • Join an organisation making a difference in the community

About the role:
Based in our busy Horsham office you will act as an advocate by providing high quality legal services including legal advice, duty lawyer services, casework, and representation. You will undertake negotiation and dispute resolution on behalf of clients relating to criminal law, family violence and civil matters.

This role is a great opportunity to advance your advocacy skills and engage in interesting complex work aimed at improving legal aid services across the Wimmera region.

About you:
You will have extensive in-court advocacy experience, strong dispute resolution skills and proficiency in handling challenging case work. You will be invested in the local Horsham community, enjoy a challenge and thrive under pressure. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to obtain clear instructions, and explain complex legal matters in simple terms.

You will also have a good understanding of the underlying systemic issues contributing to our client's legal issues and the important role external organisations, community and welfare groups play in providing holistic services.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role may take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Sharon Leffler, Managing Lawyer on (03) 5381 6000.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 13 June 2021

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