Child Protection Lawyer

  • Company:
    Legal Aid
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Permanent
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Government

This is an outstanding opportunity for a legal professional to take on a position delivering high-quality family law services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders. Legal Aid Queensland plays an important role in the state’s justice system, providing specialist services in child support, child protection, domestic violence, social work, dispute resolution and family law matters. The Child Protection Team is a specialist team that provides responsive, targeted and child-focused legal information, advice and representation, and referrals to appropriate services. The team specializes in legal service delivery and policy advocacy in child protection, as well as providing legal services in domestic violence, family law and other related matters.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Flexible-full-time
  • Location: Brisbane Inner City
  • Contact Name: Jenni Nobbs
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 08-FEB-21

The proposed commencement date for this vacancy is 3 May 2021.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Act as a parent representative in child protection and related matters, including participation in family group meetings and court ordered conferences.
  • Prepare matters, instruct counsel and personally appear for parents and children in child protection matters in the Children’s Court and Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
  • Provide duty lawyer services and specialist legal information and advice to parents and, if appropriate, children and young people in relation to child protection issues.