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Family Lawyer - North Queensland Women's Legal Service - Townsville

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About the organisation:

North Queensland Women's Legal Service (NQWLS) is a community legal centre, with offices in Townsville and Cairns. The NQWLS seeks to improve women’s access to justice and to promote change within the justice system. Solicitors are available in both the Cairns and Townsville offices, and is a free legal service for women by women. NQWLS can provide legal advice, casework assistance, and information and referrals for women who reside from Sarina in the south, to the Torres Strait in the north and west out to the Northern Territory border.

NQWLS provides information and referrals in all areas of law, specialising in family/domestic violence, family law (parenting and property), defacto matters (parenting and property), discrimination, sexual assault, child protection, and Victim Assist.

About the opportunity:

North Queensland Women's Legal Service Inc. currently have a full-time opportunity to join their established team. They are seeking a Family Lawyer for their Townsville office.

In this role, your main responsibility will be to provide high quality, trauma-informed legal services, primarily in the areas of family law and domestic violence. This is your chance to practice law that truly matters.

Family Lawyer:

Reporting to the Principal Solicitor, as a Family Lawyer you will be joining the Townsville team. This is a contract role until June 2020.

Your key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing high quality, holistic, trauma-informed legal services for women who have experienced domestic violence or family breakdown
  • Ensuring all files are maintained to the highest standards, meeting relevant professional and ethical requirements
  • Participating in the community legal education and law reform activities undertaken by the NQWLS team
  • Contributing to the collaborative team culture for staff and volunteers, consistent with the NQWLS Workplace Philosophy and Values

NQWLS are open to applications from both experienced candidates as well as those with less experience, voluntary or professional, in a relevant area.

About the Benefits:

This is a highly rewarding, community-focused role, working with a multi-disciplinary team and with an organisation that truly makes a difference in the lives of women and children. You will be joining a team of resilient, passionate and dedicated individuals working together to support disadvantaged women.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa $80,000 - $90,000 (commensurate with skills and experience) plus super and access to an attractive not-for-profit salary sacrifice package. 

This is a challenging and rewarding positions, offering high levels of job satisfaction and a unique opportunity to shape the lives of women and children for the better.

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