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Job Description

Our Firm
Commins Hendriks is one of the Riverina and Southwest Slopes leading law firms with an office in Canberra and six offices in regional New South Wales operated by a team of over 65 staff. We have a positive and supportive environment, the litigation Directors have an open-door policy and encourage a healthy work/life balance.

The Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a criminal defence lawyer to join our supportive and professional team.
The position is based in our Wagga Wagga office however will require travel to Local Courts throughout the Riverina and South West Slopes. The successful applicant will work in a collaborative and supported team environment with other Lawyers, paralegals and support staff.
The successful applicant must be a Legal Practitioner who holds a current Australian Practicing Certificate. You must have sound technical legal skills, demonstrate a high degree of motivation and empathy and be able to liaise in a professional and approachable manner with clients. The successful applicant must be results-driven with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

• Advising clients
• Drafting court and other documents
• Attending conferences and mentions and hearings in Court
• Conduct of mattes in the Local Court
• Briefing various experts in preparation for hearings
• Building and developing client relationships

Selection Criteria:
• Admitted Lawyer with an NSW or ACT Practising Certificate.
• NSW Driver’s Licence.
• Advocacy experience in the Local Court preferred.
• Have excellent time management skills.
• Possess strong analytical, written and communication skills.
• Possess a strong work ethic.
• Have the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
• Possess the necessary skills to work as part of a team as well as independently when required.

The position is full-time with remuneration commensurate with experience.

If you would like any further details regarding this position, please feel free to call Mr Phillip McIntosh CEO on 02 6933 6900. To apply, please forward your letter of application, current Resume and references to [email protected] [link removed].

Applications close: 29th July 2022.