Environmental Lawyer, EDO-NQ

The Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO-NQ) is a non-profit community legal centre specialising in environmental law in the public interest. EDO-NQ is the only regional Environmental Defenders Office within Australia, established in 1996 in recognition of the need for special protection of north Queensland’s fantastically biodiverse environment, encompassing two World Heritage Areas. EDO-NQ covers a large service area from Mackay, out west to Mt Isa, and north to the Torres Strait. As north Queensland’s environment is under pressure from urban expansion, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, coastal development, roads and tourism there is a high demand from the community for legal assistance. The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelor Degree in Laws, be eligible for admission to practice as a Solicitor in Queensland and to a hold a practicing certificate pursuant to Queensland Law and the requirements of the Queensland Law Society. Sound research skills and a demonstrated ability to provide legal and casework services are also required.

Location: Cairns, Qld.
Salary: Employment is flexible and can be full time (38 hours/week) or part-time and is initially offered under a six month contract with a 1 month probationary period. Between the SCHCDS Level 4.2 to 5.1 $52,996 to $61,208, dependent upon skills and experience of the successful candidate.
Applications close: December 14, 2011.
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