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About UNSW Law, Kingsford Legal Centre
Established in 1981, Kingsford Legal Centre is an award-winning community legal centre and clinical legal education centre for UNSW Sydney Faculty of Law. It has an annual operational budget of around $1.4 million, and each year provides clinical legal education to around 450 students and over 1,500 advices. The Centre is a recognised leader in both clinical legal education nationally and internationally and the community legal centre/legal assistance sector in Australia.
About the roles
Two positions available;
- Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor (Community Legal Education)
- Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor
- Level 6: $87,033 - $92,843 + 17% superannuation
- Level 7: $95,462 - $103,318 + 17% superannuation
- Full time (35 hours per week)
- Continuing positions
The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisors will provide advice, casework and community legal education in areas of law relevant to our service and will work in a community development model. The roles include weekly advice nights, and attending outreaches including our Health Justice Partnership at Prince of Wales Hospital. This positions work closely with UNSW Sydney law students teaching them in a best practice clinical legal education model.
The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor (Community Legal Education) position has a focus on community legal education including teaching students how to design and deliver effective community legal education on domestic violence and family law issues.
The roles of Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor report to the Principal Solicitor and has no direct reports.
Specific responsibilities for these roles include:
- Providing generalist legal advice and conducting casework in conjunction with the other lawyers employed at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s policies and across the range of the Centre’s advice and casework guidelines
- Participating in the Centre’s community outreaches and its Health Justice Partnership
- Participating in delivering quality clinical legal education to UNSW Law students including by: assisting with the induction of students each session; supervising student participation in advice, casework and administrative duties; undertaking student assessment; sharing the teaching of classes; and supervising and developing student projects
- Participating in law reform campaigns, including submission and report writing
- Overseeing the Centre’s advice nights on a weekly basis as well as supervise the volunteers rostered;
- Developing and delivering workshops on relevant areas of law for community workers, health staff, volunteer lawyers, other community legal centre lawyers and members of the local community
- Assisting in the general day to day administration of the Centre, including assisting other staff members during periods of leave
Level 7 (in addition to the above)
- Developing and running new classes for students which incorporate active learning
- Identifying and implementing Access and Equity strategies in respect of the Centre’s students and clients
- Conducting more complex casework in line with Centre policies
- Identifying and develop proactive law reform strategies based on identifying casework trends and areas requiring reform
- Collaborate on projects with clinical legal educators from other universities
Specific requirements include:
- Eligible to practise as a solicitor New South Wales;
- Demonstrated experience in providing legal advice and casework, in an area relevant to KLC’s practice;
- The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor (Community Legal Education) is specifically required to demonstrate experience in providing legal advice and casework in the area of domestic violence and family law.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds;
- An ability to undertake law reform work and deliver community legal education;
- An ability to supervise students or volunteers, in accordance with risk management practices;
- An ability to provide legal assistance to disadvantaged clients, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
- A demonstrated commitment to social justice and knowledge of the legal assistance sector
Level 7 (in addition to the above)
- Extensive Experience acting as a nominated person or supervising solicitor
- Extensive experience in complex advice and casework, in particular, in an area relevant to KLC’s practice
- Extensive experience in law reform and policy involving coordination of sector wide responses or large projects
- Extensive experiencing developing and delivering community legal education
- Extensive experience working in a community legal centre, or legal aid environment
- Experience in working in tertiary education or clinical legal education and an ability to develop and deliver new classes and courses
These positions require you to attend clinical sites, therefore it is a requirement to obtain full vaccinations as required by the Centre.
Please address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. Within your application form please indicate which position you would like to be considered for, or if you are happy to be considered for both.
Talent Acquisition Consultant
T: 02 9385 0962
Applications close: 11:30 pm Thursday 8th August 2019
UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.