- Job posted on: 4th Jun 2021
- Applications close:
We are looking for a talented lawyer to join the EDO’s Southern and Central Queensland Practice Team within our Healthy Environment and Justice Program.
This role offers the opportunity to work on a broad range of environmental issues in Queensland, including cultural heritage, pollution, mining, biodiversity, climate change and human rights. The Southern and Central Queensland Practice focuses particularly on working with First Nations people and remote and regional communities on environmental justice issues. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is based in Brisbane, remote working options will be considered. The role will be offered as either a solicitor or senior solicitor, subject to experience. This is an ongoing position.
You are looking for an opportunity to use your skillset and experience to work with the largest public interest environmental law centre in the region. Lawyers who think outside the box and want a chance to think creatively about delivering systemic change are strongly encouraged to apply.
You have 2+ years PAE, and strong post admission experience with demonstrated litigation experience. You have a strong commitment to human rights, the rights of First Nations and the environment and want an opportunity to make an impact for people vulnerable to environmental harm. You understand the multiple challenges of First Nations communities in seeking and achieving environmental justice and justice in protecting country.
With a focus in the HEJ Program on working with First Nations peoples, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role. We will consider applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island people with under 2+years PAE and/or applicants who have demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities or working on First Nations environmental and cultural justice issues.
EDO is a diverse and inclusive workplace with flexible working arrangements.
A Position Description is attached.
Personal qualities and cultural competency
The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the leading environmental law practice in the Australia Pacific Region delivering legal solutions for peoples, nature and our climate. We have a big vision which is a world where nature thrives. We’ve got big ambition about the role we can play in delivering that vision and we’ve got an incredible team across the country working to achieve it.
We are dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by providing access to justice, running ground-breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy. Over our 30-year combined history we’ve developed a formidable track record of empowering communities and delivering effective protection of the environment through legal services.
As the region’s legal experts in our field, we aim to be a brave, unified, and focused team, committed to inclusion and excellence in all that we do. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace supporting a highly skilled, engaged, and effective team, where everyone can feel that they belong.
For further information about the position contact Managing Lawyer, Southern and Central Queensland by email at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Solicitor / Senior Solicitor - Southern & Central Queensland enquiry via EthicalJobs.