Litigation Lawyer

Litigation Lawyer

Job Title: Litigation Lawyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: AD18988_1617150734
Contact Name: Alison Dart
Contact Email: alison@empirecareers.com.au
Job Published: March 31, 2021 11:32

Job Description

Litigation Lawyer Inhouse Role

12months ongoing contract, working with the federal Govt Royal commission, lead a team on litigation matters, opportunity to be employed direct with Govt


  • Working within the community to effect change
  • Lead the team of junior lawyers
  • Collegiate group with one common goal
  • Federal Govt employer with benefits
  • Flexible working conditions and excellent physical environment
  • You can be employed directly with Govt EL 2 Level and receive 15.4 % super

About the Opportunity

Unique Federal Government Community Service organisation that are adding value to a select group within our community. This 12-month contract role will allow you to lead an existing team of professionals who are all working harmoniously towards the common goal. This Legal role requires experience in large-scale litigation, document management systems and the preparation and management of evidence

About the role

Successful candidates will assist with preparation of case studies, including for public hearing (working with counsel assisting), and assisting with discrete legal research tasks including:

  • analysis of documentary material produced by way of submissions from the public and in response to compulsory processes
  • providing investigative support and determining optimal evidence-gathering processes
  • meeting with potential witnesses
  • preparing evidence including witness statements and documents for tender
  • engaging with legal representatives regarding the role, status and rights of persons appearing or affected by hearings, round tables and consultations
  • identifying privacy, confidentiality and privilege issues and
  • planning, preparation and delivery of public hearings.

Skills and Experience

Based in Sydney or Canberra

  • experience in large-scale litigation, document management systems and the preparation and management of evidence, for a minimum of 5 yrs experience post admission
  • excellent strategic thinking, research, analytical and writing skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work under pressure in urgent circumstances, in a team environment
  • familiarity with electronic document management databases
  • capacity to effectively supervise and mentor junior legal staff
  • as the role leads the team addressing matters related to First Nations people, experience working with First Nations subject matter is desirable but not essential.


For a confidential discussion regarding this role or to explore other career opportunities please contact:

Alison Dart

Ref No: AD 18988

Email: alison.dart@empiregroup.com.au

Phone: 0411 640902

Please send your CV in Microsoft Word format. Applications close 04 April 2021. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.