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ASIO protects Australia and Australians from threats to their security. ASIO’s people are ordinary Australians but they do extraordinary things - they are our most important asset. ASIO is looking for an SES Band 1 in our Legal Services Division. The successful applicant will be able to provide clear, accurate and timely written and oral advice on complex legal questions, in relation to a range of legal issues including the interpretation of legislation governing ASIO’s activities. An attractive executive salary plus vehicle allowance and superannuation is available. Applications close on Monday 21 September, 11.59pm. To apply, visit asio.gov.au/careers.

Experienced commercial lawyer

We are excited to announce that one of Canberra’s most successful technology companies is seeking a commercial lawyer with at least 5 years PQE and a mix of private and government legal experience for an interesting and engaging in-house role.

The Client

Our client has experienced exponential growth in the last few years and is seeking to bolster their small legal team with a new Legal Counsel position, working closely with the General Manager of Legal and Risk. This family-friendly technology company needs an experienced lawyer that can perform a range of duties, including improving current processes and developing systems to future proof the organisation.

The Role

This is a rare opportunity to become an intrinsic part of the organisation and enjoy the positive culture it provides.  By using your own initiative and applying your proactive nature you will have the opportunity to make this exciting role truly your own.

The Legal Counsel will be expected to engage across the business:

  • assisting with, and advising on, commercial transactions;
  • drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contractual documents;
  • working on projects and acquisitions covering a variety of subject matter including commercial, property, construction and technology;
  • developing systems and processes to support the continued scaling and growth of the organisation;
  • to identify and mitigate potential risks to the business; and
  • working with internal stakeholders to provide education and training on best industry practices.

The Requirements

Previous experience in the commercial, property, construction or technology sectors will be highly regarded. Outstanding communication skills with a flexible approach to your work and the ability to work in a small team with limited direction is essential.

Professional qualifications in law with at least 5 years’ post qualification experience and a current practicing certificate are mandatory.

This is a security assessed position. Applicants must be Australian citizens, with the successful candidate either holding or having the ability to obtain a Negative Vetting Level 1 Australian Government security clearance.

This is a permanent, ideally full-time, position with a salary range of $130k to $150k (plus superannuation) depending on skills and experience.

Please contact Ben Milligan at ben.milligan@limberrecruitment.com.au or apply directly via https://limberrecruitment.com.au/careers/legal-counsel-3/.

Ken Cush & Associates is a specialist personal injury and human rights firm located on Lonsdale Street, Braddon.

We are looking for a lawyer with 1-3 years post admission experience to join our busy team. The successful applicant will have litigation experience and an ability to work closely with one of our Executive Counsel and also independently with their own clients. 

The successful candidates must have:

  • 1 – 3 years of Post-Admission Experience;
  • Previous experience in litigation particularly in personal injury law;
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Demonstrated initiative and a self-motivation;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively and compassionately; and
  • Experience with Microsoft software and preferably with LEAP practice management software.

This is a newly created position and is ready for immediate start. Applications with a covering letter and CV should be sent to careers@kencush.com.au. Closing date for applications is 11 September 2020.

Symons Phillips Lawyers are seeking an experienced, talented and motivated Lawyer ideally with a minimum of 2-3 years post admission experience to join our busy Wills and Estates area working directly to a partner. Applicants with less or more experience should not be discouraged from applying.

The ideal applicant will have previous experience in

  • Wills, Probate and estate administration work
  • Disputed estates and family provision matters
  • Estate planning generally

To succeed in this role, you will be a team player with excellent client and interpersonal manner, highly developed organisation skills with the ability to manage competing priorities while meeting deadlines, be smart and have a capacity to learn quickly and communicate effectively.

Salary to be negotiated depending on your experience.

Please apply by 11 September 2020 by forwarding your CV with a covering email to Mark Phillips at mark.phillips@symonsphillips.com.au. Your application will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

The Women’s Legal Centre operates two Health Justice Partnerships (HJPs), at Gungahlin Child and Family Centre (GCFC) and Calvary Public Hospital. These embedded Partnerships work together to provide safe and confidential legal assistance to women affected by domestic and family violence to support better health and justice outcomes.

This position will be filled on a 12-month contract, with the possibility of extension.

  • provide advice, assistance and representation to women who are at experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence on a range of matters, including care arrangements for children, care and protection matters, property disputes and protection orders
  • support strong and collaborative relationships with staff at Calvary Public Hospital and Gungahlin Child and Family Centre, including working with midwives, social workers and other health professionals, to provide coordinated and responsive assistance to clients within multi-disciplinary teams
  • deliver community legal education to health professionals to build their capacity to identify and respond to legal issues  
  • work with various stakeholders, including funders and evaluators, to deliver program objectives

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disability, and women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be eligible for a restricted practising certificate in the Australian Capital Territory and a WWVP Card (ACT).

Note: Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under section 34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) and section 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

More information including position description and selection criteria.

Applications close 9am Monday 21 September 2020.

The Women’s Legal Centre operates two Health Justice Partnerships (HJPs), at Gungahlin Child and Family Centre (GCFC) and Calvary Public Hospital. These embedded Partnerships work together to provide safe and confidential legal assistance to women affected by domestic and family violence to support better health and justice outcomes.

This position will be filled on a 12-month contract.

  • Build and maintain relationships with senior staff at Calvary Public Hospital Maternity and Gungahlin Child and Family Centre, including working with midwives, social workers and other health professionals, to provide coordinated and responsive assistance to clients within multi-disciplinary teams  
  • provide advice, assistance and representation to women who are experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence on a range of matters, including care arrangements for children, care and protection matters, property disputes and protection orders  
  • develop and deliver community legal education to health professionals to build their capacity to identify and respond to legal issues 
  • Represent the Centre and work with various stakeholders, including funders and evaluators, to deliver and promote program objectives 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disability, and women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be eligible for a restricted practising certificate in the Australian Capital Territory and a WWVP Card (ACT).

Note: Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under section 34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) and section 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

More information including position description and selection criteria.

Applications close 9am Monday 21 September 2020.

The Women’s Legal Centre ACT is seeking female family lawyers in the ACT for our new Thursday Night Telephone Advice Clinic. This is an extension of our Tuesday Night Advice Service which has been successfully running for over a decade. 

Solicitors from private practice will be providing free family law advice to the Centre’s clients by phone only. Each solicitor will conduct two appointments and each appointment will be allocated for 1 hour. Volunteer solicitors will not need to attend the Centre, this a remote service and legal advice can be provided to clients from home.

Volunteers for the clinic must have 2 years + PAE in family law and be committed to helping Canberra’s vulnerable women map out their next step in their family law matters.

Please call 6257 4377 or email admin@womenslegalact.org.

The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) delivers high quality and culturally competent legal services to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

View their careers page here.

 

 

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