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Community Member - Legal Aid Review Committee

18 Nov 2020

Applications are invited from persons interested in serving as a community member on a Legal Aid Review Committee (LARC).

Who can apply?

Applicants cannot be Legal Aid NSW employees, and should be persons who are not legal practitioners but who have an appreciation of the problems of the economically and socially disadvantaged and a capacity to absorb and understand legal material and policy issues.

Background

Applicants for legal aid may appeal to a Legal Aid Review Committee appointed under the Legal Aid Commission Act 1979 (NSW) against adverse determinations made by Legal Aid NSW officers.

Each of the six Committees consists of a Chairperson, a community member (who is not a legal practitioner) and a joint nominee from the Law Society of NSW and the NSW Bar Association. There is an alternate for each member.

An eligibility list will be created from this recruitment to fill future Committee vacancies that occur in the 2021/ 2022 appointment period. There are no current vacancies for members on the Committee.

This is a non-remunerative position. Committee meetings (and training) will be held remotely. You should be familiar with Microsoft 365 tools (Teams and OneDrive) to undertake the duties of this role.

Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for these roles.

Applications Close: 02/12/2020

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further contact Glenn Sofinowski by phone (02) 9219 5880 or via email. Applications in writing are invited with a curriculum vitae and covering letter. Your application should be addressed to LARC Secretariat, Legal Aid NSW, and sent via email to glenn.sofinowski@legalaid.nsw.gov.au