The role

The Senior Lawyer will play a significant role in service coordination and supporting staff within a small team, ensuring a high-quality service that responds to community need. The incumbent will be innovative and collaborative, and will lead best practice in legal service, including leading in associated service implementation, advancement and reporting responsibilities.

The Senior Lawyer will provide legal assistance to clients in our key practice areas of law including family violence, child protection and family law, along with other areas relevant to disadvantaged communities, such as summary crime and civil law.

The Senior Lawyer will be required to attend at outreach court locations to provide advice, consultations and case work in various practice areas. The senior lawyer will provide supervision, mentoring and strategic case direction to other lawyers within the CLC. This may also include the supervision of volunteers or contractors as required.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to provide their clients with wrap around legal service, working collaboratively with community services and partners. This role involves proactive networking and community engagement, and the opportunity to identify systemic issues and think strategically.

About you

You are a lawyer with a passion for human rights and providing legal assistance to clients in disadvantaged communities. You have experience supervising and supporting other lawyers.

You are able to:

You will be joining an established and cohesive team that has a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

The Offer

ARC Justice is an inclusive employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQ+ and culturally diverse communities encouraged to apply.

The Position Description can be downloaded here

Enquiries can be directed to Lindy Harland via and a return phone call will be arranged.

To apply

Applications must be submitted via email and not through any third-party recruitment platform.

Please address applications to Ben Wu, People and Shared Services Manager, via email

Applications must include:

Please note that applications that do not respond to the key selection criteria (essential and desirable) will not be considered for interview. 

Applications close at 9am Monday January 31st 2022, with interviews to take place the following week.