Principal Solicitor Practitioner

The Students’ Representative Council of the University of Sydney is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill the role of Principal Solicitor Practitioner for a full-time position (35 hours a week) in a two-solicitor practice.

The SRC Legal Service (the SLS) is an incorporated legal practice funded by the Students’ Representative Council of the University of Sydney (the SRC) and governed by the SLS Board. Its purpose is to provide legal advice to eligible undergraduate members of the SRC and the SRC itself.

The SRC is the representative body of all undergraduate students of the University of Sydney. Though funded by the University it is an independent, autonomous entity. The SRC is an organisation run by and for students.

Services provided by the SRC include casework advice and advocacy; legal advice; interest-free loans to students; distribution of general information on various sectors of the University; publication of a weekly (semester-time) newspaper and other student-targeted materials, and representation of students’ rights at campus and community levels.

This position requires a solicitor with a range of experience practicing in a number of legal areas. Must have a current unrestricted practicing certificate. The person must also be able to demonstrate ability to undertake the range of tasks necessary for an incorporated legal practice. Experience in Community Law and other social justice areas, including education, would be an advantage.

The closing date for applications is midnight 8th of October 2019. Please ensure you are available for an interview from Monday 14th October 2019. All applications should address the Selection Criteria.

The Info kit is available here Principal Info Pack.