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Infinity Legal seeking Family Solicitor

About us

Infinity Legal is a small family law firm specialising in family law. Our areas of practice include parenting, adoption, divorce, family violence orders & personal protection orders, property settlement and financial matters. We have been passionately providing reliable and honest legal services to our local community since 2013. 

Our small team work closely with our Director, who is an accredited specialist in family law and is an Independent Children's Lawyer. 

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Solicitor to join our small team. We are seeking a solicitor with a minimum of 2 years post-admission experience.

The successful candidate will be available to work in our Franklin office. We are seeking a Solicitor either on a full-time or part-time basis. 

We are a small yet busy firm, so you will be required to work directly with clients but also provide support to our Director and other staff members when required. 

About you

  • Current ACT practising certificate.
  • Experience in drafting standard family law court documents.
  • Ability to draft correspondence and keep clients updated on the progress of their file.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to deliver high quality and accurate work while managing deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Experience in using LEAP is preferable but not a requirement; we can provide on the job training if needed.
  • A committed team player who is also capable of working autonomously.
  • Proven ability to meet KPI's.
  • Impressive attention to detail.
  • General administrative abilities such us printing, copying, filing court documents and taking phone calls. 

Benefits of working with us

  • Flexible working environment. 
  • Further develop your knowledge and experience in family law.
  • A supportive team environment.
  • Ability to learn from and work with an Accredited Specialist in family law and highly experienced family lawyer. 

To apply

Please submit your application to jessica@infinityfamilylawyers.com.au and include a cover letter and CV, including two referees.

Our participants, Our people, Our purpose

Currently, there are around 4.3 million Australians with a disability. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) implements the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is one of the biggest social reforms in the country since Medicare. As an Agency, we support more than 600,000 participants with a significant and permanent disability, and the families and carers of those living with disability. For many Australians, this will be the first time they receive the disability support they need. The NDIA is designed to enhance the quality of life and increase economic and social participation for people with disability and will mean a peace of mind for every Australian. 

Multiple new roles await

We currently are looking for Lawyers at APS EL2 level to support the NDIA’s AAT DR&L Branch. Bring your knowledge of the NDIS Act, the AAT Act, alternative dispute resolution practices, as well as your skills in leadership and mentoring staff to these exciting opportunities at the NDIA.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Dispute Resolution & Litigation (DR&L Branch in the Chief Counsel Division, is the Agency’s in-house legal practice servicing the Agency with legal advice and litigation support services on merits review matters for participants in the AAT.

DR&L Branch provides legal advice, support and litigation services on all aspects of AAT matters. This is a growing team adapting to the ever-changing demands of merits reviews matters.

Where you can add value

As a member of this dynamic branch, you will be spearheading a team of leaders. You will have responsibility to resolve issues and risks across wide-ranging activities of substantial depth involving significant detail. 

Responsibilities of these roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing high quality legal advice, support and services to internal clients in the management and resolution of participant related reviews in the AAT. 
  • Leading a team of lawyers running AAT matters, both in-house and as instructors to external firms, including oversight of all legal aspects of AAT cases, workflow prioritisation and mentoring to provide support in legal matters. 
  • Conducting litigation in the AAT on behalf of the CEO of the Agency, including: 
    • appearing in the AAT, at case conferences, conciliations and directions hearings; 
    • providing legal advice; 
    • conducting relevant research; 
    • preparing submissions and other documents for the purposes of litigation; 
    • briefing counsel;  
    • liaising with external legal services providers on outsourced matters, as applicable; and 
    • managing cases through interlocutory negotiations and, where required, through to final hearing. 
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with clients and other stakeholders including courts and tribunals, other government agencies, states and territories, the legal profession, and people with disability and their representatives. 
  • Managing the priorities of clients and available resources (including staff) to deliver results on time and within budget. 
  • Managing transactional work of a legal nature, including administrative processes incidental to the provision of associated legal services. 
  • Advising on the operation of legislation, instruments, guidelines and policies, including providing advice to the CEO and DCEO in the context of AAT matters. 
  • Advising on drafting and assisting in preparation of legislative and other instruments in the context of AAT matters.  
  • Applying alternate dispute resolution methods and advocacy skills to resolving applications/reviews, in keeping with the model litigant principles. 
  • Developing a range of written material, including briefing material for the CEO, Deputy CEOs, ministers, board papers, media releases, reports to parliamentary committees and correspondence. 
  • Working in a business partnering capacity with the Agency, regularly meeting with branches within a specified portfolio and identifying and advising on relevant legal and associated risks. 
  • Leading business partnering activities, including delivering capacity development and legal training on a particular area of law or specialisation. 
  • Leading projects or assuming a ‘champion’ role to inform on precedents, protocols and intranet/internet content development. 

Your NDIA Experience

You will work for a socially inclusive and culturally diverse workplace, that is making a meaningful impact to the lives of more than 600,000 Australians.

  • Access to higher superannuation and above market leave entitlements
  • Competitive remuneration and working conditions that support a positive work life balance
  • Access to ongoing professional development and learning

This role is performed from Deakin - ACT, Adelaide - SA, Brisbane - QLD, Geelong & Richmond - VIC and Surry Hills – NSW

Applications for this role close on 25 June 2024 at 11:30pm AEST. 

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.

  • Leaders in trauma informed lawyering in the ACT
  • Manage and mentor a team to support women's safety and financial independence
  • Canberra based | flexible workplace | min 4 days p/wk | relocation assistance

 

The Organisation

The Women’s Legal Centre ACT (WLC) is an innovative, specialist community legal centre providing crucial legal and social support services to women in Canberra and committed to their vision to keep women safe, strong and in control of their lives.
  
Family law is one of the Centre’s primary legal practice areas, delivering holistic and wrap around services to clients within a trauma-informed practice model and with a focus on early intervention and early resolution.
 

Benefits & Culture

  • Attractive remuneration, generous salary packaging, 5 weeks paid leave
  • Annual health and wellbeing allowance, paid cultural and reproductive health leave
  • Genuine commitment to a flexible working environment
  • Well established sector leading, award winning service with long-term, secure funding


The Role

You will lead and drive the family law practice area, managing a team of solicitors to achieve high impact outcomes for clients while working in close collaboration with the executive leadership team to develop and deliver on strategy and manage risk and compliance.
  
With a focus on internal capacity building, you will work cross organisationally to embed and continue to develop innovative and trauma informed legal services and you will also: 

  • Supervise, coach and mentor your team to provide expert legal advice
  • Lead law reform, public interest and advocacy work
  • Manage a caseload of matters including representation in Commissions and Federal Courts
  • Develop partnership opportunities and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Act as a spokesperson and represent the Centre in local and national law reform forums


Skills Required

You are collaborative, ambitious and creative and bring a blend of strategic leadership, management and mentorship experience, together with significant family law practice knowledge and technical skills. You’re passionate about gender inequality and have a genuine interest, vision and ability to lead and grow a program, as well as mentor and nurture the professional development of your team.
  
Your background may be from community legal or justice related roles, or you have relevant experience from working in a law firm or private practice. With demonstrated commitment to social justice issues for women and a focus on risk management, exemplary legal practice and continuous improvement, you also bring: 

  • Eligibility to hold an ACT Unrestricted Practicing Certificate
  • Experience supervising legal practitioners and overseeing complex casework
  • Interest in coaching, mentoring and the professional development of team members
  • High level partnership development, community and stakeholder relations skills
  • Commitment to trauma-informed practice, reflection and self-care practices, and collaboration cross-organisationally and with external agencies

Please note being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disabilities, and women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.  

If you would like to use your leadership and legal skills to deliver high impact outcomes which improve women’s safety and financial independence, please send your resume together with a cover letter responding to the skills required section. Alternatively, please call (02) 8243 0570 or email debbie.jardine@ngorecruitment.com with any specific questions.

As there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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Commonwealth Lawyers

  • Work alongside our government clients – in close proximity
  • Strategic and complex legal problems
  • Learn united expertise of 50+ lawyers

Proximity provides a unique opportunity of doing interesting public sector work under a commercial arrangement that provides support, development, and care.

The Proximity Legal Group is a go-to for Commonwealth legal teams requiring support on complex matters specialising in administrative, litigation, and commercial law. As a team, we infuse passion and purpose into everything we do and have fun while doing it. There are however a few things we take super seriously – our commitment to clients, integrity, pro-bono work, being genuine, generously sharing our knowledge and insights, supporting each other, and giving our lawyers influence in the work they do. We also know that variety is the spice of life.

Who we are

We’re looking for people who live our values – people who are:

  • Tenacious. A can-do attitude, results-driven and dedicated to delivery.
  • Client-first. Relationships matter. Listen, anticipate client needs.
  • Team players. Collegiate, share knowledge and build confidence in others.
  • Adaptable. Work through ambiguity or uncertainty.
  • Solution oriented. Think beyond the immediate questions and challenges and produce comprehensive solutions.

Use your Expertise & Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years’ public law, litigation or commercial law experience working within or for the Commonwealth
  • Ability and desire to share your knowledge and develop others
  • Restricted (minimum) practising certificate

Working in Commonwealth Departments often requires an Australian Security Clearance and is therefore desirable, or you have the ability to obtain one.

The Proximity Difference

We believe work should be a positive part of your life. It should challenge, engage and support you in equal measure. We focus on cultivating a genuinely caring and collaborative workplace. By joining Proximity, you will enjoy:

  • Health and Wellbeing, and Professional Development allowances – we support your wellbeing and continued learning
  • The chance to give back to your community by working with Proximity’s not for profit partners Menslink, Fearless Women, Inclusive Australia, The Farm in Galong, The Women's Legal Centre and Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation
  • A flexible working environment for work/life balance – make the hours work for you and your team
  • Clear career progression pathways
  • Security Clearances and Practising Certificates

Or you may choose to work more flexibly and want pay instead of organisation support. Our Proximity Lite employment arrangements support you to focus on applying your incredible technical skills and expertise with clients.

 

Working with Proximity

Proximity is a leading provider of integrated consulting, legal and commercial services to government entities and large organisations. We collaborate with our clients to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for our clients’ needs.

We’re committed to ensuring a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people, no matter their identity, orientation, background or physical ability feel valued and accepted. Our values are central to everything we do and stand for, we are strengthening our culture and building our client advantage by being Genuine people, bringing a Bold Approach, and providing Helpful outcomes.

 

Does this sound like the right organisation for you?

To learn more about us, view our website https://proximity.com.au/

If this position interests you, please contact Loretta Pabian: recruitment@proximity.com.au