If you’d like a career where you can make a difference, we invite you to bring your legal training and expertise to the CMC, where we currently employ lawyers in junior through to senior management roles.
Our lawyers play an important role in all CMC functions. For instance, they:
- handle complaints
- conduct investigations into crime and misconduct, and write reports
- contribute to research reports
- prepare briefs
- help conduct public and private hearings
- propose legislative reform in connection with policing and the criminal justice system
- interpret complex legal and factual issues relating to freedom of information, whistleblowing and witness protection.
Lawyers assist in our multidisciplinary investigations of organised crime and criminal paedophilia. They also act as Counsel Assisting in private investigative hearings to support our major crime investigations, in partnership with the Queensland Police Service and other law enforcement agencies.
They investigate complaints of misconduct against police officers, public servants (state and local government) and elected officials (state and local). Complaints can be made by members of the public or matters can be referred to the CMC by government agencies where reasonable grounds exist to believe a matter may constitute official misconduct. Lawyers play a key role in assessing complaints and in undertaking major investigations relating to complaints.
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.
We also have an independent Legal Services Unit, which provides independent legal advice to the Commission and to all areas of the CMC. Lawyers in this unit appear in court as solicitors of record in litigation brought against the Commission.