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Legal Officer/Director

Department of Defence
Date Published: 15 Jul 2020 EXPIRED
Legal Full Time
Private No salary information listed.
Generalists - In House All Canberra ACT, Australia
Legal Officer/Director

The Role

We are looking to fill a number of positions in Defence Legal across a number of practice areas including commercial and general advising. We also intend to create a merit pool from this recruitment round that we can draw from for others roles as they arise.

Defence Legal offers a breadth and variety of legal work and is composed of numerous practice areas including public international law, commercial, operational law, security law, complex dispute resolution, litigation, ICT, infrastructure, property and estate, administrative law, Military Justice and numerous others.

We are an agile workforce and there is scope for movement between positions depending on individual interests.

About our Team

Defence Legal offers a collegiate and family friendly environment, flexible work life balance, extensive training and mentoring, and a strong culture of collaboration, leadership and agility. Defence lawyers are highly skilled and highly sought in the legal sector and its lawyers advise on, and finalise, some of the largest transactional deals in Australia.

Defence Legal is recognised by its client groups for its professionalism, pragmatism and responsiveness and has client satisfaction ratings of the highest levels. It is the 2018 recipient of the Lawyers’ Weekly Government Law Team of the Year Award.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in these roles you will need proven leadership skills as well as:

  • A minimum of 7 years' experience in commercial, litigation, international law or general legal practice.
  • A collaborative, positive, team focused and collegiate outlook.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Relationship management, client engagement and team building skills.
  • Ability to lead a team to provide pragmatic, responsive and results focused advice.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020


For further information please review the job information pack, reference DESG/03015/20 on


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