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Lawyer - Family Law and/or Child Protection

Women's Legal Service Victoria

About us:

Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a highly respected not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women.

About the role:

Joining our legal and policy team, you will work collaboratively to address systemic issues in law and policy, including thorough strategic casework. You will also provide high-quality legal advice, duty lawyer assistance and representation in complex family law matters, both parenting and property, and in child protection.

About you:

You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver results that exceed the client's expectations. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

Key to your success is your:

  • Strong understanding of family law and/or child protection and intersecting jurisdictions
  • Confidence in appearance work
  • Good organisational and time management skills, and the ability to manage changing priorities
  • Understanding of the gendered nature and impact of family violence

This is fixed-term position for a period of 12 months at full time or part time (0.8EFT) status - negotiable.

Qualifications and Experience:

You will have:

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree and be either admitted or eligible for admission as a legal practitioner in Victoria
  • A minimum of two years post admission experience in family law and/or child protection, in particular in litigation

Gender Specific Role:

This position is for a female. WLSV has exemption from provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995.


We offer our staff:

  • Strong leadership providing guidance, mentoring and opportunity
  • A supportive team environment, working alongside other high calibre legal professionals and support staff who strive for the best outcomes for our clients every day
  • A commitment to your professional and personal development through monthly lunch n' learn sessions and opportunities for external training
  • A flexible working environment
  • Generous salary packaging

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

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