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Annual Report 2016 - 2017

Our people

During the year, Legal Aid NSW continued to invest in our people, acknowledging that staff work in a challenging context and need to be highly skilled and well supported.

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1,163 staff, 576 in regional offices and 587 in our Central Sydney office
617 lawyers and 546 administrative and corporate services staff
69 Aboriginal staff
290 men and 873 women
77 lawyers with specialist accreditation

Staff numbers over five years

Year FTE* figures** Financial year end Actual staff number Financial year end
2016–2017 1,058.79 1,163
2015–2016 1,028.95 1,116
2014–2015 945.85 1,046
2013–2014 903.91 994
2012–2013 871.25 959

* FTE: full-time equivalent
** See Appendices 1 and 2 for more details

Staff movements over five years

Staff movements 2012– 2013 2013– 2014 2014– 2015 2015– 2016 2016– 2017
New ongoing staff 18 15 54 56 64
Staff departures 52 57 66 165 77
Promotions 21 32 11 51 37

Note: Under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, permanent staff are referred to as ‘ongoing’.

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