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Conservation Officers
Contract Full Time
2 days ago

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia is an independent statutory authority established to ensure all South Australians have access to quality, independent legal assistance. We have six office locations across both Metropolitan Adelaide and Regional South Australia which enable us to provide quality legal assistance to our community.

The Legal Officer Care and Protection will represent clients in receipt of legal aid and deliver quality legal services in relation to complex family law matters and act, as required, as children’s representative in child protection proceedings.

The Legal Officer Care and Protection will appear as an advocate in family and youth courts including contested hearings or short trials in the Youth Court, Federal Circuit Court or Family Court. The Legal Officer Care and Protection will also appear as a representative in family dispute resolution matters including property matters and if accredited, act as Independent Children’s Lawyer in either Federal Circuit Court or Family Court matters.

The Legal Officer Care and Protection will assist with the implementation of the Legal Services Commission family law unit strategic plan and projects as required including law reform and community legal education

Salary Range

$95,884 – $105,449 per annum (LSC3)

Position Status

Temporary contract until August 2022

What You Need For Success

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Hold an unrestricted Category C Practicing Certificate or currently eligible to apply for an unrestricted Category C Practicing Certificate.
  • Possess a minimum of five (5) years’ post admission legal experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and manage a team of legal staff to set direction, motivate staff and coordinate work.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of family law, child protection law, practices and procedures of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Next Steps

To apply for this role please detail your relevant experience via a cover letter (no more than two pages) and supporting résumé. All applications are to be submitted to by COB 21 October 2021.

Please refer to the Position Description for further details. Should you require any further information please direct your query to Graeme Hemsley on (08) 8111 5513.

At the Legal Services Commission of South Australia, we welcome applications from everyone. We are an inclusive employer, and support diversity and inclusion by recognising our staff for their unique qualities, ideas and insights.

Employees of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia can benefit from the generous salary packaging options that are available to them as staff members of a charitable organisation.

Further information can be obtained through Maxxia, Australia's largest salary packaging provider

Applications close: 21/10/2021 5:00 PM

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $95,884
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $104,993
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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