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Director Legal Practice

Organisation Name Consumer Action Law Centre
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2021-04-20
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 715087
  • Leading CLC advocating for a fair and just marketplace for all consumers
  • Unique Director position leading a team contributing to systemic change
  • Suits a leader with a background in credit, consumer law or civil justice


The Organisation
Consumer Action Law Centre is an award winning campaign-focused organisation with a vision for a just marketplace where people have power and business play fair. They are a high impact advocacy organisation influencing change in policy, law and industry practice across a range of consumer issues.
Consumer Action Law Centre is also a leading community legal centre. Their dedicated and highly qualified team provide free legal advice and pursue litigation on behalf of people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage across Victoria.

Benefits & Culture         
  • Join an award winning, highly engaged and passionate legal team
  • Flexibility & potential for compressed hours + RDO
  • Attractive remuneration + salary packaging
  • Purchased leave scheme available

The Role
The Director of Legal Practice will lead the legal service and a team of approx. 15 lawyers who provide telephone legal advice services to consumers and community workers and who conduct advocacy and strategic litigation including in higher courts.

Specifically you will:
  • Lead a hybrid team of lawyers with broad legal skills and experience
  • Oversee and guide the special counsel with high court litigation
  • Provide expert advice on consumer, credit and civil legal matters
  • Support the provision of a holistic service model for vulnerable clients
  • Pro-actively connect case-work with advocacy opportunities
  • Use a reflect and learn approach to innovate the service model

Skills Required
You will be a qualified, experienced practice leader with, or with the ability to get a principal practising certificate. You will have managed legal teams and will have substantial experience in the conduct of litigation and dispute resolution. You will have demonstrated a commitment to social justice.
You will also have:
  • Experience in, or an ability to develop knowledge of broad consumer law practice
  • Awareness of how strategic casework and litigation effects legal reform
  • Experience working with disadvantaged and vulnerable client groups
  • An understanding of and commitment to cultural competency
  • A pro-active, collaborative and holistic approach to creating impact
  • Proven ability monitoring, evaluating and innovating programs/services

If you would like to join an award winning legal service that advocates for a fair market place and the rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged consumers please submit your resume and a cover letter responding to the skills required section quoting reference 715087. Alternatively contact Anna Skeels or Emma Adams for a confidential discussion on 03 8080 8976.
Consumer Action Law Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce. They strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of all ages, and LGBTIQA+ people.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.