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Legal Practice Manager / Principal Lawyer
We are seeking an experienced Principal Lawyer to lead a passional legal team in a growing and innovative values driven community legal centre in Melbourne's North West
The Legal Practice Manager (Principal Lawyer) is responsible for providing leadership, management and oversight across the Legal Services, the legal practice and a number of key projects. The Legal Practice Manager also guides the strategic advocacy, law reform and policy initiatives of NCLC. The focus of the position is on developing and managing the legal practice and providing support and supervision to the legal staff and legal volunteers in coordination with the Senior Lawyer. The principal lawyer as well as ensuring legal compliance, risk management and quality assurance of the legal service is a key identifier of systemic legal issues and innovative responses.


About You

A proven leader who is passionate about social justice. You must have at least five years legal practice experience and be eligible to hold a Principal lawyer practicing certificate in Victoria.


$113,778 - $118,263 depending on experience, plus employer funded superannuation.



  • Salary packaging including additional packaging available for meals/accommodation.

  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

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​Applicants are required to submit a resume and covering letter addressing the Essential Selection Criteria and email your application to Applications that do not address the Essential Selection Criteria will not be considered.

For further information on the role, please contact Jenni Smith, CEO on using the subject line: Legal Practice Manager / Principal Lawyer enquiry or call 9310 4376.

Northern Community Legal Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ identifying people

and mature age workers to apply.

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