This particular client applied for the role of Coordinator, Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme within State (Qld) Government, and progressed to the interview stage. Five selection criteria required addressing. Following is a full example of one of the criteria.

You can analyse, comprehend, interpret and apply procedures and guidelines to make decisions. You ideally have knowledge of legal practices and process, particularly in relation to civil procedures and related legislation.

On a daily basis in my current role, I review and assess statements of financial positions completed by debtors/respondents reflecting their financial circumstances, and assess recoverable interest and debt in accordance with Section 48 of the Supreme Court Act 1995. I previously dealt with a confiscation order that was made against a defendant/respondent at sentence to pay to the State of Queensland an amount of $15,000 which formed part of the defendant’s sentence. The defendant was sentenced to a jail term and upon release, this money was to be paid to the State. In dealing with this order, I liaised with both the Queensland XXX and DEF; in so doing, I discovered the same amount of money was seized when the defendant was arrested and the DEF had possession of the money. This was an error made by the prosecutor; the correct action should have been making an order forfeiting the money seized as proceeds of crime. Therefore, in order to obtain and apply this money to the amount owing to the State, I referenced Pursuant to Rule 840 of the UCPR 1999 and applied to the Court for an enforcement warrant to redirect the following debt of the respondent held by the DEF. By following and applying the UCPR guidelines and UCP fees structure, I informed the XXX and DEF of the process. Thereafter, I prepared and logged all relevant documents – applications, statements/affidavits, draft orders, and relevant notifying letters – with the courts and appeared before a magistrate. Subsequently, the enforcement warrant redirection of debt order was granted.

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