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Reference Number 14630
Position Title Associate Lawyer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Organisation Salvos Legal
Location Salvos Legal
Award/Enterprise Agreement Award Free
Position Summary

Associate Lawyer

Employer: Salvos Legal Humanitarian
Work Type/s: Permanent / Full-Time 
Classification/s: Legal, Pro Bono / Humanitarian, Justice & Human Rights.
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) 
Location: Sydney

Applications close: 11:59pm on Sunday 4 August 2019


Salvos Legal Humanitarian is a pro-bono law firm owned by The Salvation Army that acts for clients for free in the areas of migration/refugee law, family law, child protection, administrative law, credit and debt, housing, Centrelink matters and criminal law. Each week, SLH provides legal services to dozens of clients on a pro bono basis by providing legal advice, assistance and representation across these diverse practice areas.

A unique opportunity has become available for an experienced solicitor with at least four years’ Post Qualification Experience who has a passion for helping disadvantaged and marginalised people and who possesses significant legal experience in delivering high quality, efficient and professional advice and representation in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will be closely mentored by our senior lawyer in Sydney in a role which requires an ability to provide advice and representation in client matters, project management and administration, as well as supervising the work of volunteer lawyers in delivering advice to clients at Advice Bureaus. This role will also involve revising the design and conduct of training for volunteer lawyers and working on the revision of legal resources and precedents.

The personal rewards of doing this work are that you will be part of a highly skilled and compassionate team making a significant difference in the community.

Salvos Legal Humanitarian offers employment benefits including salary packaging, above award annual leave provisions and opportunities for professional development.


Selection Criteria


  • Possession of an unrestricted legal practising certificate, or eligibility to hold one;
  • A minimum of four years’ Post Qualification legal experience;
  • Legal experience in a range of Salvos Legal Humanitarian’s practice areas and litigation/dispute resolution generally;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people who are disadvantaged and marginalised through pro bono work or otherwise;
  • Strong administrative, organisational skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and client interaction skills (including excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills);
  • Excellent time management skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
  • Team-focused but also able to work independently;
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Sound computer skills within a legal practice environment


  • Experience working in a private practice environment;
  • Demonstrated experience supervising professional staff or volunteers;
  • Sound knowledge of the legal issues that commonly arise for people experiencing disadvantage and self-represented clients; and
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be resourceful.



  • Applications should be addressed to Stephen Macliver, National Director of Salvos Legal Humanitarian, and should comprise a cover letter, your CV and a succinct statement outlining your suitability for the role with reference to both the Required and Desired Selection Criteria.

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Contact Person Stephen Macliver
Closing Date 04/08/2019
Position Description
SLH Associate Position Description Final 12-07-19.docx Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AESDT) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.