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Brisbane

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced legal professional to take on a position delivering high-quality legal advice and minor assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders. Legal Aid Queensland’s First Advice Contact Team provides free legal advice across criminal, civil domestic violence and family law to more than 48,000 people each year. Services are provided over the phone, face-to-face at one of our 14 offices, at many correctional centres around the state or through videoconferencing. The work is challenging and complex, but rewarding. As a lawyer, you will provide timely, accurate legal advice and minor assistance to clients. You will also provide expert information to staff and external stakeholders about client matters and have the opportunity to contribute to policy, law reform and service delivery initiatives.

Job details

Position status Casual
Position type Flexible
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/LAQ89/21
Closing date 07-Dec-2021
Job duration
Contact person Grace Payne
Contact details 1300 65 11 88
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A pool of casual positions is being created to cover hours in the First Advice Contact Team. Shifts of various durations can be negotiated. Hours of operation are 8.15am to 5pm.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Provide legal advice and information across all areas of law to clients and the public around the state by phone, videoconference and face-to-face. Explain people's legal options and refer them to other agencies when needed.
  • Provide minor assistance, such as preparing letters and submissions.
  • Provide advice to Legal Aid Queensland staff about merit assessments for grants of aid.

 

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Last updated
26 May 2021

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