HopgoodGanim Lawyers

Associate / Snr Associate – Pro Bono

Associate / Snr Associate – Pro Bono
Our pro bono team is seeking a full-time Associate / Snr Associate (4-5 years PAE) to be based in Brisbane on a 12-month fixed term contract to support our busy and growing pro bono practice.

At a glance


HopgoodGanim Lawyers




Brisbane, Australia

Job posted:

12 February 2024

Our Pro Bono practice focuses on three priority areas: working with First Nations communities to achieve the outcomes they want to achieve; Working to mitigate the impact of environmental disasters particularly tackling environmental legal issues; and working to reduce domestic and family violence and assisting victims and survivors of family and domestic violence. This position will support the team and the broader firm to deliver an authentic and impactful pro bono program.
First Nations lawyers and lawyers with ‘lived’ experience of domestic and/or family violence and/or lived experience of environmental disasters, are strongly encouraged to apply. Practitioners with proven experience in either the pro bono or community legal sector, are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the pro bono team and broader firm to deliver on existing law reform, case work and increased pro bono clinic participation.
  • Working with the pro bono team and broader firm to build on existing practice across our three priority areas
  • Autonomously manage legal files and work with the Pro Bono Partner to co-ordinate the efforts of junior practitioners working on the same matter.
  • Preparing briefs of evidence and briefs to counsel, review draft advices, take witness statements and other correspondence to clients or other parties.
  • Interpret relevant case law or legislation on new and developing practice areas.
  • Business development activities including networking, seminar presentations, client relationship development and thought leadership.
  • Provide coaching and feedback to junior practitioners and contribute to their development.
  • Delegate administrative or legal tasks to administrative staff, law clerks or junior lawyers.

The right person will be adept in their ability to critically analyse facts and identify issues and can develop relevant legal strategies. You are highly organised with excellent file management skills. You have the ability to work under pressure and autonomously, good at delegation and feedback skills.

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