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Solicitor - Alice Springs

Central Australian Women's Legal Service

An exciting opportunities exists within the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service to join our legal team.

CAWLS is seeking a self-motivated candidate with high-order advocacy and written communication and problem-solving skills, demonstrated legal practice experience and a strong work ethic. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about improving access to justice for women in Central Australia and the Barkly.

CAWLS is a busy community legal practice with a vibrant and dedicated team committed to providing representation and excellent outcomes for our clients through law reform, legal advice and representation, community legal education and outreach. Many of our clients are women who have experienced or are experiencing Domestic and Family violence.

Under the direction of the Managing Principal Solicitor, the Solicitor will be engaged in legal advice, casework, outreach clinics, information and referral, community engagement, community legal education and law reform.

Excellent ongoing training and on the job support will be provided to the successful applicant.

Total effective package includes: base salary, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance.

About the Role

As a Solicitor with the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service, you will be working in a small but busy and tight knit team. You will assist other solicitors and have carriage of a number of your own matters.

You will be responsible for:

  • Client & file management of complex matters
  • Drafting court documents & correspondence
  • Attending Court including appearing in the Local Court, FDR & other tribunals
  • Assist Management to develop and maintain the law practice and its systems to ensure legal services align with the Centre’s practice modes, organisational priorities, professional responsibilities and funding obligations.
  • Undertake Outreach to provide legal advice and representation to women. May include occasional travel to remote locations.
  • Briefing and instructing Counsel
  • Ensuring deadlines are met
  • Assist to plan, deliver and evaluate community legal education resources and presentations as requested by the Manager, Policy and Education.
  • Undertake and/or participate in policy and law reform & assist with the writing and editing of texts for publication as required.
  • Supervision and mentoring junior staff
  • Working closely with the Practice Manager
  • Maintaining an accurate and up to date records and some data entry.

An applicant's gender is a genuine occupational requirement of this position, authorised by s35 of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act and Division 4 (s30, ss1 & ss2a,c,g,e,& h) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.


To submit your application click Apply Now. We look forward to hearing from you.

A position description is attached.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

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