Senior Lawyer, Community Legal Team

At Legal Aid ACT
Closing Date
Position Description

Salary range $126,067 - $147,459 per annum plus 15.4% superannuation

Permanent full-time

Full PBI salary packaging available


Legal Aid is seeking suitably qualified Senior Lawyer to head up the newly established Community Legal Team within our Civil Justice Practice.

Working at Legal Aid is an opportunity to do challenging and rewarding work, and make a meaningful contribution to the circumstances of disadvantaged and vulnerable clients and communities in the ACT.

This position is a great opportunity to provide leadership and mentorship to early- and mid-career lawyers, and undertake a range of advice, duty and ongoing representation work in various courts, ACAT and the AAT across the civil litigation, human rights and community legal teams in areas including discrimination, human rights, tenancy, employment, NDIS, migration, mental health, elder abuse and guardianship.

The Community Legal Team includes Youth Law Centre, Lawyers in Colleges Program, Community Legal Education, Older Person’s ACT Legal Service (OPALS), Helpline, and Royal Commissions staff.


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Applications should include a current CV and a statement of suitability against the selection criteria (max 2 pages).

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.   The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process, and an offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Further information is available from the Position Description or by contacting Derek Schild on 6243 3411.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30 October 2023

Contact details
Derek Schild
Phone No.
02 6243 3411