Job title: Solicitor (unrestricted, level 5)
Job summary: Rare and exciting opportunity to make a difference at a unique specialist community legal centre in the area of residential tenancy law.
About Circle Green
Circle Green Community Legal is the only not-for-profit service in WA offering specialist, state-wide legal advice, further assistance, representation, advocacy, community legal education, referrals, outreach and support, in employment, migration, tenancy, and family and domestic violence related to visa problems.
As a specialist community legal centre for tenants, we are dedicated to protecting the right to housing for all tenants through advocacy, advice, and education. We provide advice to tenants through our Telephone Advice Service, as well as further support and advocacy through our duty advocacy program at the Perth Magistrates Court. As the Central Resource Unit, we also provide support and professional development to tenant advocates across WA.
We are seeking an energetic, confident individual who enjoys a challenge and is interested in making a significant difference to the lives of the people we work with. This is an exciting opportunity to be working in a unique specialist community legal centre. This role will be primarily working on our tenant advice line, although there may also be opportunities to work on law and policy reform, community legal education, and drafting submissions.
The ideal candidate will have more than two years post-admission experience, although we would also consider a candidate who is close to completing their restricted practice. Experience in supervising junior staff (including restricted practitioners and paralegals) will be highly regarded.
As a Solicitor (unrestricted, level 5) you will be required to provide comprehensive legal advice, further assistance, representation, community legal education and training, and law reform under the supervision of the Managing Solicitor. You will also be involved in the direct supervision and training of solicitors (restricted), tenant advocates, graduates, and volunteers.
For further information, please download the Position Description using the following link:
If you are interested in the solicitor position, please forward a copy of your current resume and a covering letter identifying the role and your suitability to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Monday 5th July 2021. While a statement addressing the selection criteria is not required, applications with no covering letter will not be considered.
If you would like more information on the role, please contact Alice Pennycott, Managing Solicitor – Tenancy on (08) 6148 3641 or by email email@example.com.