Senior Community Lawyer - Eastern Community Legal

Senior Community Lawyer - Eastern Community Legal content expired 3 months ago

Date expired: 
Mon, 03/12/2018
Experience Requirements: 
Not requirements

Job posted on: 11 January, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Senior role within a growing team
  • Ongoing role, FT or 0.8
  • Mainly based from Boronia

The Organisation

Eastern Community Legal (ECLC) has been working with individuals and communities for over 40 years to resolve legal problems and improve laws and legal processes.

ECLC ensure legal assistance is available to those in the community experiencing disadvantage who would otherwise not have access to a lawyer whilst prioritising services and targeting programs to the most vulnerable people in the Eastern region of Melbourne. 

The Role

As a key member of the legal team you will provide direct legal services to centre clients. Utilising your considerable experience in diverse areas of law, you will engage with the community through a combination of direct legal, community legal education and development projects.

You will work closely with the Managing Lawyer to provide leadership, mentoring and support to the legal services team in the delivery of high quality legal services to disadvantaged members of the community in the Outer East/Yarra Ranges. 

Skills Required

Specifically you will have:

  • Senior level legal experience in a broad range of areas, particularly family law and generalist legal advice
  • The capacity to engage in supportive and constructive mentoring
  • An awareness of the relationship between casework and community development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An interest in and connection to the community legal sector

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