Legal Aid Board is recruiting for a Legal Professional (Decision Making)

Legal Professional (Decision Making)

The Legal Aid Board is an independent, publicly funded organisation that provides legal aid and advice in civil cases to persons of modest means at little cost.  The Board currently has a vacancy for a Legal Professional and invites applications for the position from fully qualified SOLICITORS/BARRISTERS.

Applications are invited for the position of Legal Professional within the Legal Aid Board.

The successful candidate will be based in the head office in Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry.

This position is permanent and full-time.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years post qualification experience as a Solicitor or Barrister, ideally (though not essentially) in the areas of personal injury / medical negligence/debt resolution and other tort areas.
  • The capacity to analyse relevant legal submissions and make or recommend (as appropriate) well reasoned and soundly based decisions.
  • The capacity to manage a busy functional section, managing the performance and development of staff.

The Law Society Practising Certificate is not anticipated to be a requirement for this position. The competition will consist of a competitive interview, based on the requirements set out for this post. The salary for a Legal Professional ranges from €37,148 to €68,551 via 7 annual increments (which are subject to satisfactory service). Two long service increments, payable after a further 3 and 6 years, bring the salary scale to €70,739 and €72,924.

The starting salary point applicable will be €37,148.00p.a.

The Board offers extensive opportunities for further training and there are opportunities to advance to other positions within the Board. Candidates who currently satisfy the requirements set out in the information booklet are invited to submit a fully completed application form to: Human Resources:

Closing date for receipt of applications: 4.00pm Tuesday 14th September 2021

Application forms and the information booklet are available on




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