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Criminal Lawyer


This is an outstanding opportunity for a legal professional to take on a position delivering high quality criminal law services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Legal Aid Queensland is the state’s largest criminal law defence practice, employing some of Queensland’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Legal Aid Queensland represents children and adults charged with criminal offences before all courts in Queensland. From magistrates court duty lawyer services to complex trials and appeal cases in the higher courts, we protect people’s rights and play an integral role in the state’s criminal justice system. As a lawyer, you will prepare cases, advocate for your clients and provide advice about criminal law matters. You will have the chance to expand on your experience by undertaking interesting and varied casework in a wide range of criminal law and related matters.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification PO4
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/LAQ57/19
Closing date 29-Nov-2019
Job duration
Contact person Anne Murray
Contact details 4758 5315

This permanent position will be due to commence as from 29 June 2020.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Represent clients, including preparing matters, instructing counsel and personally appearing for accused persons in all general criminal law matters, particularly in the Magistrates Court but also District Court sentences.
  • Provide legal information and advice to clients and the public in relation to various areas of law.
  • Provide duty lawyer services in the Magistrates and Children's Courts and appear on higher court call-overs and mentions.

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All applications should be made online. For further information, please refer to the role description and applicant kit.


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