The Law Council of Australia is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession. Since 1933 the Law Council has represented state and territory law societies, bar associations and their members at a national level, promoting the administration and access of justice, and improvement of law.
If you are looking for a new direction in your legal career and wish to work in a prestigious and high-profile environment, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. The Law Council currently has several positions available.
- Senior Policy Lawyer | Criminal and National Security Law (1 position)
- Senior Policy Lawyer | Human Rights, Migration and Equality before the Law (1 position)
For these positions the successful candidate will ideally have significant experience with legal policy development in the human rights/migration or criminal law areas and in working with members of the legal profession and external stakeholders. An interest in policy issues arising from legal practice or academic work in criminal law and/or human rights areas will also be favourably considered.
The salary is $95,000 plus superannuation.
For this position the successful candidate will ideally have experience in legal practice and/or government and possess legal qualifications. An interest in policy issues relevant to legal practice and the administration of justice is desirable.
The salary is $76,000 plus superannuation.
- Research Officers | Working across a range of areas initially relating to Access to Justice, Criminal and National Security Law (2 positions)
For this position the successful candidate will possess or be working towards legal qualifications. An interest in policy issues relevant to legal practice, the administration of justice and/or advancing the profession is desirable.
The salary is $60 – 65,000 plus superannuation, depending on the successful candidate. Part-time hours may be negotiated for the right candidate to facilitate attendance at GDLPs.
How to apply
To apply, please send a two-page statement, outlining your suitability for the role, along with a written resume detailing your skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for all positions close at 5.00pm, Friday 21 September 2018.
The Law Council is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTI+ people, women, mature age workers, people with disability and people from all cultural backgrounds.