Legal Aid Commission of NSW

  • Competitive salary package up to 96K
  • Flexible work options available


About us

Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. We can help people with most areas criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues. We give legal advice, help at court and do family dispute resolution. We can do this over the telephone or at one of our 28 offices.


About the role

Undertake high level administration and some file work on a range of family law matters including: brief preparation for counsel, briefing letters to experts, administration of subpoena and material produced, preparation and co-ordination of a range of family law documents, legal research and the provision of high level assistance in offices across the State.


About you

To be successful in this role, you will be undertaking or have completed tertiary legal studies or have previous experience as a paralegal. You will deliver work of a high quality within the timeframes imposed by the courts or the solicitors you are assisting. You will be focussed on the detail and proficient in all aspects of legal research, including the ability to locate relevant cases and legislation.

You will utilise technology efficiently to assist solicitors in preparing for and undertaking electronic hearings. Most importantly, you will work well as part of a small, dedicated and enthusiastic team.

We may use this recruitment to create a talent pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.


Benefits of working with us

  • You will have access to training, development and mentoring opportunities.
  • We are an accredited Flex Ready certified employer and are recognised as leaders in the area of flexible work. Most of our staff work flexibly — for example, from home some of the time or in a way that helps them balance family and work life.


The essential requirements for this role

You must:

  • be willing to do a Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check
  • hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency (for ongoing vacancies) or a valid visa to work in Australia (for temporary vacancies)
  • Drivers Licence


The Family Law Division have a number of roles where it is a statutory obligation for staff to hold a valid Working With Children Check. You will be required to provide your Working With Children Check details prior to commencement in any role requiring the check.


How to apply

You MUST submit your application online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. If you submit your application late or by email it will NOT be accepted. 


Your application must include:

  • your resume (no more than 5 pages)
  • cover letter (no more than 2 pages). In your cover letter, please address the following two target questions below:
  1. Outline your experience in undertaking legal research and provide an example of a complex research task you have conducted including the steps you took to locate legislation, case law or other extrinsic material.
  2. Outline your experience in managing challenging workloads and competing demands in a legal or similar environment. What techniques do you use to stay highly organised, meet competing priorities and overcome challenges? 

Make sure your application is complete and you have answered all questions before you submit it.


Do you need help to apply?

It’s important to properly prepare before you apply for a role. Here is some other information to help you: 

  • If you have questions about the role, you can contact the Hiring Manager – Pia Birac on 1800 979 529 or email: [email protected]
  • If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying, you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch to arrange a confidential conversation about any questions you may have.
  • The Role Description sets out the responsibilities of the role.
  • The focus capabilities and key accountabilities in the role description indicate what is expected at that level. Being familiar with these will help you understand what the panel will be looking for in the successful candidate. 
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