As the South Australian Government’s legal service, the Crown Solicitor's Office (CSO) provides legal advice to Cabinet, Ministers and government agencies. With a staff of approximately 200, the CSO represents the Government before courts and tribunals, drafts legal documents, provides conveyancing and other property related services and resolves native title claim issues.
Following the appointment of the previous Crown Solicitor to the Supreme Court, the opportunity has arisen for a contemporary and dynamic legal leader to fill this pivotal role. Reporting to the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department, the Crown Solicitor will provide leadership and strategic direction to the CSO driving effective resource management, ongoing reform and business improvement and ensuring high level advice and representation is provided to the Attorney-General and the Government.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified legal practitioners with demonstrated experience in effectively leading, managing, motivating and supporting highly professional teams of legal executives, solicitors and legal support staff. Expertise in the provision of complex legal advice and legal representation at a senior level is also required. Legal experience in government is highly desirable but is not essential. More important is the ability to demonstrate positive leadership, drive change and forge effective working relationships with key stakeholders as well as displaying the high levels of strategic thinking, innovation, collaboration, culture development, integrity, energy and resilience required in such a role.
This is a truly career defining opportunity for an outstanding legal professional.
Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed and Justin Hinora. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.
For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8849.