Careers at the Legal Services Commission
A career with the Legal Services Commission in South Australia gives you an opportunity to play a role in providing the community with access to quality legal services.
The Commission provides legal representation in criminal and family law matters, free legal advice and minor assistance on all areas of law at all offices and through the Telephone Legal Help Line.
The Legal Services Commission offers attractive employment conditions including salary packaging, flexible working arrangements within a range of family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development.
Our people are valued and respected. We encourage and recognise individual and team effort, innovation and creativity in our activities. The Legal Services Commission has 200 staff spread throughout the state with offices in the Adelaide, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Elizabeth, Port Adelaide and Noarlunga.
Most positions are for lawyers and paralegals but we also employ a full range of administrative personnel. The majority of employees are located in our Adelaide office with opportunities to work in areas such as criminal law, family law, child support and advice.
Legal aid lawyers require a comprehensive knowledge of the law, excellent communication skills and an ability to deal with people from diverse backgrounds. Positions are advertised when vacancies arise. Applications for positions are very competitive, usually with large numbers of applicants for entry level positions.
We prefer applicants with relevant work experience and we recommend volunteer work (especially at a community legal centre or at JusticeNet SA) to assist with gaining relevant experience and increase employability.
Law Student Programs
The Commission offers two programs in which law students can participate:
- a Summer Clerkship program, and
- a Practical Legal Training program.
See our Law Student Programs page for more information about these programs.