Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor - Family Law/Family Violence
Job no: 512450
Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Business Development / Industry Engagement, Legal
- Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full Time to February 2024 (35-hour week)
- Remuneration: Level 6 Position $91,472 - $97,579 + 17% Super
(Level 7 Position Level is only available for applicants with the relevant skills and experience, $100,331 - $108,588)
- Location: Kensington, NSW
Exciting opportunity to join Kingsford Legal Centre, part of UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice! Kingsford Legal Centre is a community legal centre that provides direct legal assistance to our community as well as undertaking systemic work to address access to justice. The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor will be based on campus at Kingsford Legal Centre.
The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor will provide advice, casework and community legal education in with a focus on Family Law/Family Violence. The Solicitor will work in a community development model inclusive of staffing advice nights, outreaches and our Health Justice Partnership at Prince of Wales Hospital. This position works closely with UNSW Sydney Law and Justice students teaching them in a best practice clinical legal education model.
Level 6 -
- Provide legal advice and conduct casework in conjunction with the other lawyers employed at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s policies and across the range of the Centre’s advice and casework guidelines with a focus on Family Law/Family Violence.
- Participate in the Centre’s community outreaches and its Health Justice Partnership.
- Participate in delivering quality clinical legal education to UNSW Law students including by assisting with the induction of students each session; supervising student participation in advice, casework and administrative duties; undertaking student assessment; sharing the teaching of classes; and supervising and developing student projects.
- Participate in law reform campaigns, including submission and report writing.
- Oversee the Centre’s advice nights as well as supervise the volunteers rostered.
- Develop and deliver workshops on Family Law/Family Violence for community workers, health staff, volunteer lawyers, other community legal centre lawyers and members of the local community.
- Assist in the general day to day administration of the Centre, including assisting other staff members during periods of leave.
Level 7 (in addition to the above) -
- Develop and run new classes for students which incorporate active learning.
- Identify and implement Access and Equity strategies in respect of the Centre’s students and clients.
- Conduct more complex casework in line with Centre policies.
- Identify and develop proactive law reform strategies based on identifying casework trends and areas requiring reform.
- Develop and coordinate sector wide law reform responses, including the management of a range of stakeholders, including submission writing, international human rights reporting and law reform reports.
- Supervise other staff members at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s risk management policies.
- Collaborate on projects with clinical legal educators from other universities.
- Develop the Centre’s Family Law/Family Violence community legal education program with reference to current community need.
Skills and Experience:
To be considered you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship.
Level 6 -
- Eligible to practise as a solicitor New South Wales.
- An ability to provide legal advice and casework across KLC’s practice and in family and family violence law.
- An ability to deliver effective community legal education modules and resources.
- An ability to identify systemic issues from client work and potential systemic responses.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
- An ability to supervise students and volunteers, in accordance with risk management practices.
- An ability to provide legal assistance to disadvantaged clients, in a trauma informed way.
- A demonstrated commitment to social justice and knowledge of the legal assistance sector.
- Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities a commitment to attending relevant health and safety training, including undertaking and maintaining all relevant health and police check required to work in a hospital environment.
Level 7 (in addition to the above) -
- Extensive experience acting as a supervising solicitor.
- Extensive experience in complex advice and casework in family and family violence law matters.
- Extensive experience in developing and delivering effective community legal education programs.
- Extensive experience working in a community legal centre, or legal aid environment.
- Experience in working in tertiary education or clinical legal education and an ability to develop and deliver new classes and courses.
- An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
- Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
- Verification of Qualifications
- Working with Children Check
- Criminal Record Check
People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.
Our benefits include:
- Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)
- Career development opportunities
- 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments
- Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period
- Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)
How to Apply:
Please submit your CV and Cover Letter online before Sunday 5th February by 11:30pm.
A copy of the Position Description can be found here:
Position Description - Solicitor-Clinical Supervisor (Family Law, Fam Violence).pdf
Contact for recruitment questions:
Applications sent to the contact below cannot be accepted.
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.
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