Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Details: The Legal Officer is responsible for the provision of legal service delivery including the processing of cases, routine court matters, providing training for Case Managers on legal aspects of their role including preparation for Court.
Legal Services Team within Child and Youth Protection Services, functions include but are not limited to:
Representing the Director-General in: The ACT Children’s Court on care and protection and youth justice matters. Supreme Court, Family Court (FCA), Coroner’s Court and Federal Circuit Court (FCC). Court ordered meetings and mediations. Provides specialist advice, guidance or practical assistance on legal matters. Manages and monitors court matters.
Processes Notices of Risk under the Family Law Act 1975. Interstate liaison functions.
Experience and/or desire to work in a community services environment. Previous experience working in a legal office and/or currently studying Law. Experience in the preparation of court documents and knowledge of the court and tribunal system and relevant procedures.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of six months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and written response to the Selection Criteria.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.
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