If you’d like a career where you can make a difference, we invite you to bring your legal training and expertise to the CCC.
Lawyers play an important role in all CCC functions. For instance, they -
- conduct and oversee investigations into crime and corruption
- provide legal services and support to senior officers dealing with complaint matters
- help conduct public and private hearings
- examine witnesses
- prepare briefs of evidence and write reports
- contribute to research reports
- propose legislative reform in connection with policing and the criminal justice system
- interpret complex legal and factual issues relating to right to information, whistleblowing and witness protection.
The CCC currently employs lawyers in junior through to senior management roles in each of the functional areas, working within multidisciplinary teams which may include police officers, civilian investigators, intelligence and financial analysts and research officers, and operational support staff.
Lawyers assist in investigations of organised crime and criminal paedophilia. They also act as Counsel Assisting in investigative hearings to support our major crime investigations, in partnership with the Queensland Police Service and other law enforcement agencies.
Lawyers investigate complaints of corruption against police officers, public sector officers (state and local government) and elected officials (state and local) made by members of the public or when referred to the CCC by government departments. Lawyers play a key role in assessing reports of corruption and in undertaking major investigations relating to complaints.
The CCC’s Legal Services Unit provides independent legal advice to the Commission and to all areas of the organisation. Lawyers in this unit appear in court as solicitors of record in litigation brought against the Commission.
To support our research function, legally qualified research officers use their expertise to provide analysis and advice on issues such as sexual offending, victimisation, crime prevention, drug markets, policing and law reform.