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Legal Officer - Counsel Family Law Practice Division

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Job Ref:  314975
Employer:  Department for Correctional Services (SA)
Job Type:  Contract
Adelaide SA, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  LSC-4 $111,855 - $121,862
Legal Officer - Counsel Family Law Practice Division
Legal Services Commission
Job reference: 314975
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia is an independent statutory authority established to ensure all South Australians have access to quality, independent legal assistance.

The purpose of this role is to provide legal opinions and act as counsel in complex matters in the following jurisdictions:

  • Family Court;
  • Federal Circuit Court; and
  • Youth Court in Care and Protection matters.

Special Conditions

  • Out of hours work and travel to courts, jails and other Commission offices throughout the State will be required.
  • A current driver’s licence is necessary and a willingness to drive, as required, to other locations.
  • Satisfactory clearance for both National Police Check and a DCSI (Working with Children) Clearance.


  • Be an admitted practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia or currently eligible for admission to practice in South Australia.
  • Possess a minimum of eight (8) years post-admission legal experience.
  • Significant experience in acting as counsel in Family Court and Federal Circuit Court and Care and Protection matters is essential


LSC-4 $111,855 - $121,862

Application Instructions

Submit your written application, consisting of a covering letter (no more than two pages) and your supporting résumé, to by 12.00 pm on Monday, 18 June 2018.

Applications close: 18/06/2018 0:00 PM 

1. LSC Application Guidelines 2016.pdf
LSC-4 Counsel FLPD.pdf
LSC4 Counsel FLPD.pdf

Flexibility Statement 
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

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