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Managing Solicitor - Port Hedland

Aboriginal Family Legal Services

Aboriginal Family Legal Services (WA) aims to provide free, culturally secure, and legal and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.

Managing Solicitor – Port Hedland

We are seeking a Managing Solicitor (Unrestricted) with demonstrated people management skills to work in our offices in Port Hedland to commence as soon as possible.

The Managing Solicitor is responsible for the delivery of legal services, including family law, care and protection matters, family violence restraining orders and criminal injuries compensation. The successful applicant will provide legal advice, court representation and community legal education to Aboriginal people who have or are experiencing family violence within their community.

In addition to legal duties, the successful applicant will be required to supervise office staff in their day-to-day activities. This includes overseeing internal administration systems, such as the organisational data and IT systems and file management. and other administrative and managerial duties

To be considered for this position you need to meet the following criteria:

Essential

  • Admitted or eligible for admittance to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written
  • Managerial experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated ability to travel to remote areas to deliver services to clients and the community

Desirable

  • Experience working within family law and child protection
  • Minimum of 5 years’ legal practice experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience managing staff

Essential Eligibility Requirements

  • Current ‘C’ Class WA Driver’s License
  • Current Police Clearance Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check

AFLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

AFLS reserves the right to fill this position prior to the closing date.

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