Vacancy: Solicitor in Charge Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities

Legal Aid NSW is looking for a Solicitor in Charge Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities, please see below details.

Legal Aid NSW is looking for a skilled Aboriginal lawyer and manager to lead the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities. CLSAC is a large and diverse team of legal, project and financial counselling staff that provides best practice, culturally sensitive legal services to Aboriginal people and communities across NSW.

CLSAC assists Aboriginal people address common legal problems such as barriers to housing, disputes with Centrelink, accessing the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme, discrimination, unfair consumer contracts and unethical practices of traders. In addition to securing individual outcomes, CLSAC helps build the capabilities of Aboriginal communities and service providers to identify and manage legal problems. Community legal education and community engagement is integral to the CLSAC model and tools are provided to help unearth legal problems. Strengthening these capabilities helps CLSAC tackle systemic issues and contribute to Legal Aid NSW’s law reform work.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively and innovatively to deliver on CLSAC’s vision to contribute to self-determining communities and manage change effectively in a dynamic, high volume environment.

See here for further details.