Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career in public sector law?
The Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO) aims to be not only the legal services provider of choice to the NSW Government, but also the legal services employer of choice in the State public sector. The CSO serves approximately 400 clients on a commercial basis in the conduct of litigation, provision of legal advice, representation in courts and tribunals and drafting of legal documents and agreements. Operating as a self-funding business centre within the Department of Attorney General and Justice, the Crown Solicitor competes with the private legal profession for untied legal work.
Who works at the CSO?
The CSO is an equal opportunity employer with approximately 190 solicitors and 50 paralegals in full time or part time work. It also employs over 120 administrative and support staff. Our staff enjoy excellent employment conditions at our centrally located Sydney office, as well as benefiting from flexible working hours. At the CSO, we encourage a healthy work/life balance and believe our staff are more effective as a result.
Prospects for advancement at the CSO are excellent. All solicitors have the opportunity to manage a practice relatively early in their careers, thus gaining valuable experience in client service. In addition, the CSO offers a rotation program between practice groups and secondment opportunities to client agencies. Our training and development programs offer a diverse choice of internal and external training and education opportunities.
Twelve broad areas of practice
Child Protection Law
Coronial Law & Inquiries
Native Title Law
With the opportunity to work across 12 broad areas of practice, CSO solicitors can gain highly regarded experience across a broad spectrum of legal services. The work we perform is challenging, interesting and often high profile, with important social, economic and political implications for the community.
Find out more in our Law Careers Brochure
Career opportunities exist at the CSO for talented solicitors, paralegals, secretaries and support staff who work in the legal practice groups as well as administrative and support staff who work in the areas of Finance, Information Management, IT, Business Services and Marketing.
Career opportunities are advertised on the internet at www.jobs.nsw.gov.au or www.seek.com.au.
If you would like to know more about job opportunities at the CSO, please email CSOrecruit@agd.nsw.gov.au.
See all our current vacancies.