Community Lawyer, Family Violence

35 hr per week – 2 year  fixed term

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc. is seeking an experienced Community Lawyer  to join our busy expanded family violence team.

The Community Lawyer, Family Violence will provide family violence legal services including information, intake & triage, advice, minor assistance, casework, representation and referral services primarily from our  Frankston office.

The Position will also provide pre court engagement and family violence duty lawyer services at the Frankston Specialist Family Violence Court.  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.
  • 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.

SFVC Position Description Family Violence 21

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, 17th March 2021.