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Tasmanian Government

Legal Practitioner (355211)

Department of Justice
Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

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Position details

Award/Classification:Legal Practitioners Agreement 2017 - Level 1
Salary:$55,198.00 to $70,499.00 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Fixed-term, part-time
Region: South

Period of Appointment

ASAP until 30 June 2019

Hours per fortnight

Part time hours working 44 hours and 6 minutes per fortnight


  • Provide duty lawyer services, including information, advice, drafting documents and representation of clients of the Family Advocacy and Support Service in Family Law Court Registries and other locations. 
  • Provide information to stakeholders and promote the Family Advocacy and Support Service to clients and other stakeholder groups.
  • Establish and maintain effective referral relationships both in and out of the Family Advocacy and Support Service.
  • Contribute to and comply with the reporting obligations to the Commonwealth and State in relation to the delivery of the Family Advocacy and Support Service including keeping and supplying proper records of all services delivered.
  • Perform such other professional work in the child protection jurisdiction, family law jurisdiction and Safe at Home area of practice, as may be directed from time to time.

Essential Requirements

  • Admitted or eligible for admission as a Barrister or Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the relevant federal courts.

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Children Young Persons and their Families Act and the Family Law Act.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (355211) Legal Practitioner.doc

Download File Statement of Duties (355211) Legal Practitioner.pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (Legal Aid).doc

Download File Information for Applicants (Legal Aid).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).DOCX

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).pdf

For more information

Kristen Wylie
State Family Law Practice Manager
(03) 6432 5000


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