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Current vacancies are listed below.

Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the position description for each advertised vacancy and send applications to the specified address by the closing date.

Current Vacancies


Location: Canberra City, ACT
Salary: up to $60,000 (pro rata), including superannuation
Full-time or Part-time (position negotiable)

A vacancy exists in the Environmental Defender's Office partnering with Legal Aid ACT.

The Environmental Defenders' Office in the ACT (EDO ACT) assists members of the community who want to protect the environment through law. EDO is an independent community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. The EDO's core functions are: legal advice and litigation; policy and law reform; and public engagement and education.

The Legal Aid ACT Helpdesk is the first point of contact for the provision of legal information and advice to people contacting the Commission either by telephone or in person. The Helpdesk provides a triage service to ensure those queries are dealt with quickly and effectively. The Helpdesk assesses the needs of the person and where appropriate give legal information, some limited procedural assistance or referral to other agencies. The three main practice areas are criminal law, family law and the general practice comprising civil, domestic violence, mental health and the helpline.

You will need to be eligible to hold a Practicing Certificate in the ACT.

The successful applicant will be employed by the EDO with placement arrangements in Legal Aid ACT.

Position Description

Submission of application:

For further information contact Principal Solicitor Camilla Taylor T: 62433460 or E: camilla.taylor@edo.org.au. Applications addressing the selection criteria and including a CV should be forwarded by 28 August 2017 to edoact@edo.org.au or Recruitment, EDO (ACT), GPO Box 574, Canberra ACT 2601.

Frontline Services Coordinator (Lawyer) - General Practice

Legal Officer 1
Salary range: $64,741 - $83,772pa

Legal Aid ACT is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill a lawyer vacancy in the General Practice. The successful applicant will be required to work in a team of lawyers and support staff.

The Commission has a current legal vacancy for our Frontline Services Co-ordinator (FSC). This is a legal role and requires a lawyer to oversee and coordinate the General Practice's frontline services including Legal Aid's Helpline, our Walk-in and triaging service and our pro bono clinics. The FSC is required to supervise a small team. The FSC will also contribute to the broader work of Legal Aid ACT's litigation practices.

Our lawyers undertake a range of work by providing information and advice, and community legal education, and client representation.

Please download and read the position description.

For further information on the position call Heidi Yates, Head of General Practice on 6243 3431 or email heidi.yates@legalaidact.org.au

Applications for this position should be forwarded to hr@legalaidact.org.au or the HR Manager, GPO Box 512, Canberra, ACT 2601. Applications are to be received by close of business 23 August 2017.