Legal Aid Board: Solicitor Grade III, Portlaoise – deadline 8 June 2023

The Legal Aid Board is an independent, publicly funded organisation which provides family mediation, civil legal aid & advice and vulnerable witness related services.  The Board are also responsible for the administration of a number of ad hoc criminal legal aid schemes. 


Applications are invited from fully qualified Solicitors with an interest in public service and the capacity to provide high quality legal advice and representation to the Board’s clients.  


Following a competition, a Panel will be established from which temporary and permanent positions may be filled in the 12 months following the Panel’s establishment. The competition is confined to positions in Portlaoise.  


The salary for Solicitor Grade III ranges from €40,458 to €73,654 via 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 €75,812 and €78,154.  


Entry point will be at the minimum of the scale, different pay and conditions may apply subject to Government pay policy procedures.  For the purposes of this competition, candidates may be offered up to point 3 (i.e. €50,393) at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer and based on post qualification experience. 


The Board has family friendly policies and extensive opportunities for further training and education. Experience at professional level is desirable but not essential.    


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: Thursday 8th June at 4.00pm  

Application forms and the information booklet are available on 






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