Workplace and Civil Law Solicitor - May 2024

Closing date 9am on Monday 27 May 2024 or until the position is filled. Applications will be considered upon receipt.

We are seeking a Workplace and Civil Law Solicitor. Full-time is preferred, but part-time and flexible arrangements will be considered. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders and Australian South Sea Islanders are encouraged to apply. Click on Position Description Workplace and Civil Law Solicitor 2024.1 for the detailed position description. The Ethical Jobs ad can be found by clicking the link here. The Seek job ad is located here:  Workplace and Civil Law Solicitor Job in Mackay, Mackay & Coalfields QLD - SEEK.

This is a great opportunity to work in a coastal regional city, performing rewarding work by providing free legal assistance predominantly to address workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. This will include advice on general employment and workplace law, such as unpaid wages, unfair dismissal, general protections and orders to stop bullying, as well as discrimination, sexual harassment and human rights.

You will also be able to work in a variety of other areas of civil law. This could include debt, consumer disputes, estates, Enduring Powers of Attorney, family law, domestic violence, mental health law, residential tenancy, motor vehicle accidents and neighbourhood disputes. Consideration will be given to this position providing more legal assistance in these areas of law if requested by the applicant. Experience or study relating to family law, mental health law or residential tenancy matters in particular will be beneficial.

This position is responsible for independently providing legal advice, undertaking casework, development and delivery of community legal education and a small amount of law reform work.

A current practising certificate and open driver licence is essential.

To apply please lodge your application on Ethical Jobs (preferred) or email


If you would like to volunteer as a solicitor, barrister, social worker, migration agent or in an administration capacity during the daytime service or Legal Advice Evenings please contact us on (07) 4953 1211.

We are currently seeking volunteer law students, as well as students enrolled in a Diploma of Legal Practice who want to undertake the work experience component of their placement with us.

Please send us a cover letter, resume and unofficial academic transcript to if you would like to apply for a position.