Community Lawyer, Family Violence

24 months fixed term

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc. is seeking  a Community Lawyer  to join our vibrant  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 and representation services.  Services will be provided through the Centre’s intake and visiting services.  The position will also provide family violence duty lawyer services at the Frankston Magistrates’ 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.
  • 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.

Position Description:  PD Community Lawyer Family Violence 2020

For further information please contact Jackie Galloway 9783 3600

Applications in writing, addressing the key selection criteria to the CEO at pclc@pclc.org.au  by 5:00pm, 25th February 2020