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Duty Lawyer Solicitor - Respondents

Sussex Street Community Law Service

Sussex Street Community Law Service is a not for profit, non-government community legal centre based in East Victoria Park.  We promote human rights and social justice through the provision of legal and social services, community legal education, development of resources and law reform. 

We are currently seeking to make an appointment for a new key legal position:


  • Part Time 0.6 FTE – 22.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: Level 5/6 SSCLS EBA $81,860.06 to $87,350.55 pro rata, plus superannuation.

Attractive conditions -salary packaging, additional leave, opportunities for professional development. Family-friendly and flexible working conditions. Level dependent on experience

What is the role?

To provide legal assessment, advice and limited one-off representation to Respondents to Family Violence Restraining Orders appearing in the Perth Magistrates Court. Additionally, advice to Respondents participating in Shuttle Conferencing as appropriate.

You will do this as part of a team based at the Perth Magistrates Court and nearby.

About you

You will hold a Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent qualification) be admitted to practice in WA and have a practice certificate. You will have demonstrated legal experience in Restraining Orders and/or Family law and minor Criminal law. Ideally minimum 4 years post admission experience. Will possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Will be able to work as part of a team but also with minimal supervision.

A Job Description Form is attached.

Any inquiries can be directed to the General Manager on Tel: 6253 9500 / email: sscls@sscls.asn.au using the subject line: Duty Lawyer Solicitor - Respondents enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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