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Senior Lawyer (Cairns)
Community & Health Justice Partnerships
3 days per week/21.75 hours

LawRight’s Community and Health Justice Partnerships operate at over 12 locations, where staff and visiting pro bono lawyers collaborate with health and community workers to resolve the complex, intersecting problems of clients. This position is located in Cairns. The Cairns Community Justice Partnership (CJP) is co-located within the Anglicare Homelessness Services Hub and provides outreach services to Douglas House weekly.

Duties include:

1. Lead the delivery of the Community and Health Justice Partnerships casework in Cairns;
2. Supervise and manage the legal services delivered through your allocated partnerships and projects in Cairns;
3. Work with the Joint Directors to manage the operations of the Cairns CHJP office;
4. Work with the Managing Lawyer to identify and implement law reform projects, resource development and training program;
5. Engage with relevant community agency and strategic partners;
6. Conduct research, policy, and systemic advocacy work; and
7. Contribute to the CHJP training program to volunteer lawyers.
A more detailed description of duties is included in the attached position description.


1. Current QLS Unrestricted Practicing certificate (or interstate equivalent) with at least 5 years PAE;
2. Experience managing a team of lawyers or volunteers;
3. Experience providing legal services to marginalised clients, with the delivery of services in an outreach location an advantage;
4. Knowledge of the legal issues faced by people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage, with an understanding of the issues impacting homelessness an advantage;
5. Flexibility and initiative suitable for working in a team environment with limited resources;
6. Knowledge and understanding of outreach legal services in collaborative and pro bono legal settings; and
7. Strong commitment to access to justice and compassion for disadvantaged members of society.




Level 6 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010


• Leave loading and six weeks annual leave plus 10.5% superannuation.
• Eligibility to salary sacrifice up to $35,000 (grossed up) of income to personal and entertainment expenses.


30 June 2025


For information about the position, please see the 2023 CHJP Senior Lawyer (Cairns) – Position Description. To apply, send a brief CV and letter expressing interest and capability to perform the role to by COB Friday 26 May 2023.