Judicial and Statutory Appointments - Current Vacanci​​es​

Public Defender (Newcastle)

$296,050 p.a. plus Conveyance Allowance $17,075 p.a.

The Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as a Public Defender under the Public Defenders Act 1995, for a fixed term of up to seven years that may be renewed, subject to an initial twelve-month probationary period. 

Public Defenders are barristers who appear in trials throughout NSW, and in appeals, for legally-aided persons charged with serious criminal offences. This position will be based in Newcastle. The successful applicant may be required to occasionally appear in trials at other regional sittings of the District Court and Supreme Court, and occasionally the Court of Criminal Appeal, as directed. 

Applicants must be Australian lawyers with extensive advocacy experience in a wide range of criminal trials and, ideally, CCA appeals. Guidelines for the appointment and reappointment of Public Defenders, may be viewed on the Public Defenders website at: www.publicdefenders.nsw.gov.au 

Note: Probity checks will be conducted. 

Applications in Word or PDF, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees, must be completed online. 

Applications close: Sunday, 4 November 2018 (11.59 pm). 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Mr Mark Ierace, SC, Senior Public Defender on (02) 9268 3111. 

Applications must be lodged electronically. Please go to iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and search Job Reference Number (00006K2N)