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Current vacancies

Welcome to the Legal Aid Board Recruitment Page


The Legal Aid Board advertises staff vacancies through:

  • National and Local Newspapers
  • The Legal Aid Board Website
  • The Website of the Law Society of Ireland
  • On recruitment websites

We employ over 500 staff in a variety of roles across approximately 50 locations nationwide. The roles include solicitors, mediators, administrative and paralegal grades.

We also use the services of the Public Appointments Service (PAS) who continue to provide a centralised recruitment service for the civil service as a whole.

Our recruitment practices are in accordance with the terms of a recruitment license granted by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA).

The standards for recruitment and selection applied by the Board are set out in Codes of Practice published by the CPSA.

If you are a solicitor, or mediator or are generally interested in a position with the Board, please visit this website on a regular basis to see what competitions are being held in order to apply or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/Legal_Aid_Board 

Working in the Legal Aid Board

The Board has a variety of roles in both head office support functions and its service delivery officer across the country.   As part of the civil service, the we offer the possibility career advancement and further education.  If you looking to enter the civil service, a student, graduate or experienced professional, the Legal Aid Board has a role for you.

Clerical Officers in the Legal Aid Board carry out a range of duties which can vary with location and work assignment. They provide essential clerical and administrative support to the Board’s Solicitors and Mediators. They play an important part of often small teams in the Board’s service delivery officers around the country.  They can fill many different roles across clerical support including but not limited to; drafting letters, collecting or giving factual information, making and checking calculations, preparing, scrutinising and verifying documents, statistics, records, etc. They are also the initial contact point for members of the public and can play a crucial role in informing the public about the Board’s services, and in directing them to other agencies that may be able to meet their needs. 

Executive Officer grade is the entry level to junior management in the Civil Service. Executive Officers are engaged in critical analysis of proposals and reports and in examining the more complex, non-routine cases on which decisions are required. Executive Officers are involved in a wide range of roles and activities, including: Researching and drafting proposals relating to policy issues and legislation, Responsibility for managing operations and, after some experience, large numbers of people and other resources, dealing directly with the public in support of services provided to them by the Board. 

Family mediatorsprovide a quality mediation service, in a timely and professional manner, for those clients of the Board wishing to pursue alternative dispute mechanisms rather than the legal route in respect of their legal problem. Supported by a regional manager, they submitprogress reports on cases on a regular basis to their Regional Manager and co-operate with that Manager in the progressing of case files as well as adhering to the Board’s guidelines, procedures and policies for the delivery of quality mediation services.

Legal Clerks provide paralegal services to clients of the law centre under the supervision of a Solicitor/Managing Solicitor, having regard to any service delivery initiatives developed by the Board.   They are required to show proactive management of case files in accordance with Board’s procedures, having full regard to the Board’s Risk Management Strategy, and full engagement and utilisation of the Board’s ICT case management systems.

Solicitor Grade IIIsprovide a quality legal service to clients in a timely and professional manner with due regard to the procedures and guidelines set down by the Board. Family Law accounts for the majority of legal services provided by the Board but a solicitor grade III can also expect to be involved in public law childcare cases, legal services to minority groups, tort matters and cases involving vulnerable witnesses.  There is amble opportunity to get involved in policy project work and working with external stakeholders to further the work of the Board in the provision of legal services to disadvantaged communities.

Managing Solicitors are responsible for the provision of a quality and timely legal service to applicants to whom legal advice and / or legal aid is granted by the Board, within the terms of the Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995 and the Civil Legal Aid Regulations. This involves the maximisation of throughput of cases consistent with the provision of a quality service, effective management of risk and performance in the law centre, laying an active and constructive role in the overall management of the organisation and in provision of high quality professional legal services in a cost effective manner.  They lead a team of solicitors, paralegals and clerical staff.

Current Recruitment

We are currently recruiting for many grades across our network of offices.  If you are interested in a position with the Legal Aid Board please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@legalaidboard.ie

Oferujemy pracę tymczasową

Jeśli interesuje Cię tymczasowa rola urzędnika biurowego w Castlebar Dublin Wexford i biegle posługujesz się językiem angielskim, wyślij CV na adres: recruitment@legalaidboard.ie.  Wynagrodzenie początkowe wynosi €485.60 tygodniowo

Есть временные вакансии

Если вас интересует временная должность офисного работника в Дублин Каслбар Уэксфорде и вы свободно говорите по-английски, отправьте резюме по адресу recruitment@legalaidboard.ie.

Можливі тимчасові вакансії

Якщо вас цікавить посада тимчасового службовця офісу в Каслбар Дублін Вексфорд і ви вільно володієте англійською мовою, надішліть резюме на recruitment@legalaidboard.ie

Grade III Solicitor - Newbridge

This competition closes at 4pm on Monday 30th May 2022


Information Booklet

Application Form

Clerical Officer - Cahirciveen

This competition closes Wednesday 25th May at 4pm


Information Booklet

Application Form

Clerical Officer - Tullamore

This competition closes Monday 23rd May at 4pm


Information Booklet

Application Form

Clerical Officer - Wexford

This competition is now closed

Information Booklet

Managing Mediator, Dublin or Galway

This competition is now closed

Information Booklet