The Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO) strives 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 works with government 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. We compete with the private legal profession for commercial work, as well as being the sole provider of core work to the government.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and our staff enjoy excellent employment conditions at our centrally located Sydney office. Not only do we offer flexible working hours we also encourage a healthy work/life balance with access to ongoing training and education, massages, yoga, Pilates and counselling services.
We firmly believe that a healthy life/work balance contributes to our success and the overall wellbeing of our group. The CSO continually improves its environmental awareness and is a partner in the Office of Environment and Heritage's Sustainability Advantage program.
We employ approximately 180 solicitors and 50 paralegals in full-time or part-time work and over 120 business and legal support staff. Prospects for advancement are excellent with all solicitors having the opportunity to manage a practice relatively early in their careers, thus gaining valuable experience in client service. The CSO also 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 comprehensive opportunities.
With the opportunity to work across 11 broad areas of law (in the 11
Practice Groups), solicitors can gain highly regarded experience across a broad spectrum of legal services.
The work we perform is challenging, varied, interesting and often high profile, with important social, economic and political implications for the community. We compete with other private legal firms not each other and we actively encourage an open, sharing and encouraging environment.