Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) solicitors prosecute the State’s most serious criminal matters, and provide advice on and influence law reform. The matters are often high-profile.
OPP legal and legal support staff work across a range of areas such as advocacy, appeals, commercial crime and fraud, corruption culpable driving, drugs, early resolution, homicide, mental impairment, organised crime, policy and advice, proceeds of crime, and sex offences.
In addition to legal and legal support staff, OPP employees also include social workers – who assist witnesses and victims – and corporate services staff working in: audio visual, facilities management, finance, human resources, information technology, library, projects and performance, and records management services.
The OPP is committed to supporting and developing its staff. The varying complexity of the work provides excellent development opportunities for junior solicitors who are exposed to increasingly difficult matters as they gain experience. Junior Solicitors are mentored by Senior Solicitors, Solicitor Advocates, Legal Prosecution Specialists and Managers.
Staff strive to uphold the OPP values:
See the Careers section of this website for more details.