QAI is Hiring!

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QAI is looking for a Mental Health Lawyer to join our team!

  • Do you have a background in court or tribunal advocacy?
  • Do you have more than 2 years post admission experience?
  • Are you interested in supporting the legal rights of people with mental illness?

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated is looking for a full time mental health lawyer (75 hours per fortnight) for 12 months, dependent on funding.

The lawyer’s role will be primarily to provide representation before the Mental Health Review Tribunal in forensic matters and electroconvulsive therapy. The lawyer will also assist vulnerable clients between hearings and support the work of other QAI services, such as legal advice, representation and referral of guardianship and administration matters, restrictive practices and human rights.

The role is paid at SCHADS Level 6 Pay point commensurate with experience.

The Position Description and Selection Criteria are linked below. Otherwise, please contact QAI for a copy on (07) 3844 4200 or by email at, using the subject line: Mental Health Lawyer enquiry.

Please apply by sending a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria (maximum 2 pages) as well as your CV. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. Please send applications to with the subject heading: Mental Health Lawyer application.

We will consider all applications on merit as they come in and will be accepting applications until the position is filled. This ad will be removed once the position is filled.

For any enquiries, please contact Carly Dennis, Managing Solicitor, Mental Health Legal Service on 07 3844 4200.

Selection Criteria (PDF)

Position Description (PDF)