Community Lawyer, Family Violence

35 hr per week – 24 months fixed term

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc. is seeking experienced Community Lawyers  to join our dynamic  team providing high quality and timely legal services to clients affected by family violence.

The Community Lawyer, Family Violence will work within the Centre’s family violence team providing information, advice, casework, duty lawyer and representation services under our new Specialist Family Violence Court funding.  Services will also be provided through the Centre’s triage and response service.  The position will also involve undertaking family violence duty lawyer services at the Frankston & Moorabbin  Family Violence Specialist Courts.

You will need:

  • Possesses, or is eligible to possess, a current practicing certificate including High Court registration with two years post admission practice.
  • Experience in court representation including contested hearings and summary crime
  • Highly developed advocacy skills
  • Experience in family violence with an understanding of the challenges impacting vulnerable community members when accessing the family violence and family law legal systems.
  • Experience in duty lawyer role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice principles, understanding of the legal assistance sector and a commitment to PCLC ‘s vision and values.
  • Experience in, or demonstrated capacity to undertake, direct legal service delivery, including provision of information, advice and referral services, negotiation and advocacy on behalf of clients, representation of clients in courts and other legal settings.


Position Description:  SFVC Community Lawyer – Family Violence

For further information please contact Jackie Galloway 9783 3600

Applications in writing, including a resume and addressing the key selection criteria to the CEO at pclc@pclc.org.au  by 5:00pm, 31st August 2020