Legal Service


 Family Law Solicitor Vacancy at Nundah Community Legal Service

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Solicitor with Family Law Experience for an immediate start at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre and Legal Service.  The Nundah Community Legal Service was recently granted additional funds to deliver Family Law and Domestic and Family Violence legal services on the north side of Brisbane.

This position will work closely with the Principal Solicitor and Family Support Worker to respond to the legal needs of women who have experienced domestic and/or family violence who seek support through the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre and Community Legal Service.

The successful applicant will possess a strong understanding of the impacts of domestic and family violence on women and the complexity of that this presents in justice system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

For further information on how to apply, please contact Sharon  Gingell on coordinator@nundahcc.org.au

About the Legal Service

The Nundah Community Legal Service (NCLS) is a community legal centre that assists people with legal issues as a “first point of contact” service.

We help by providing advice and referrals. We do not take on your case or run your case for you.

We are a generalist legal service and assist with most areas of law.  We do not provide advice on immigration matters, taxation law, native title, major commercial and building matters, draft wills or enduring power of attorney and witness documentation.

If you need more specialised advice, we will refer you to another legal service or to a private practitioner.

 

There are two ways in which you can access a free face to face appointment:

  1. By requesting a daytime appointment with the Principal Solicitor during office hours.  Appointments will be made subject to available times, which are mutually suitable for the client and Principal Solicitor.  To make an appointment please phone (07) 32606820.

 

  1. Attending the Wednesday Evening Drop-in Legal Service staffed by volunteer Solicitors and legal students.
  • Doors open for intake at 5.30pm and the Solicitors will commence seeing people at 6.15pm.
  • Once the Legal Administrator has received and processed your completed intake form,  you will then be put in a queue to see the Solicitor that best meets your specific legal need.
  • Although the service will accept completed Intake Forms until 7pm, this is an extremely busy service and if you arrive late,  you may be turned away if all slots have been filled.

 

Please note – we do not provide advice over the phone or by email.

Before we can provide legal advice it is a requirement for you to:

  • Provide photographic identification;
  • Complete a Client Intake Form complete with “Other Party’s” details and a brief description of your matter;
  • Provide any relevant paperwork which could assist our staff with your matter

 

Community Legal Information Seminars

The Nundah Community Legal Service is also available to present free Community Legal Information Seminars to school groups, community organisations, clubs etc.  The aim of the seminars is to provide relevant legal information, referrals and linkages to other community support available. If your group or school is interested please contact the Centre for further information and bookings.

 

Volunteering

Opportunities exist within the Legal Service for Solicitors and Students to volunteer at our Wednesday evening service as well as other volunteer opportunities, [click here] for more information

 

Volunteering Positions Vacant

Position Description Volunteer Solicitor

Position Description Volunteer Student

 

Background Information

Eugene White is currently employed as the Principal Solicitor at the Legal Service. Admitted as a Queensland solicitor in 1980, he has wide legal experience in Queensland and interstate and has held several Management Committees roles in the not for profit sector. [read more…]