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Employment and Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

Circle Green Community Legal


  • Permanent full-time position.
  • Generous salary packaging- employees may be eligible for tax exemptions which can decrease taxable income and increase take home pay!
  • Additional paid leave - Up to 10 days inclusive of public holidays over the Christmas/ New Year period when the office closes.
  • Great team culture - work with a team of passionate and caring professionals on meaningful work.
  • Flexible work arrangements are considered.


Circle Green Community Legal (Circle Green) is a not-for-profit community legal centre providing state-wide specialist legal services in employment, workplace discrimination, residential tenancy law, family and domestic violence, and humanitarian services. Our Purpose is to create a system, place, and space to ensure a safety net of best practice legal advice, education, and advocacy in our specialist fields.


Fair and equitable - We are committed to creating access to legal advice, education and advocacy so human and social rights can be upheld.

Holistic - We deliver wraparound support that addresses people’s needs to enable access to justice.

Collaborate for change - We are stronger together. We collaborate with our clients, staff, partners, and government. We welcome partners who create better access to justice and permanent solutions.

Regenerate - We create a support system for each other so we can create a better world.


We are seeking an unrestricted Lawyer to be placed in the Workplace team. Lawyers will be involved in the delivery and supervision of our employment and workplace discrimination law services including telephone advice, in-house appointments, case work, representation, community legal education and law reform.

Lawyers will work closely with the supervising lawyers and other team members delivering legal and support services to provide clients with trauma-informed, effective, and streamlined services. A client-centred approach and a commitment to ensuring high-quality services are provided to vulnerable people are essential.

The Workplace team provides legal assistance services to vulnerable and disadvantaged non-unionised WA workers on all aspects of employment and workplace discrimination law, including dismissal, wage theft, bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

The role presents an exciting and unique opportunity to work for a specialist not-for-profit legal practice and make a real difference to the community!

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Legal supervision. Supervise and train restricted lawyers, graduates, advocates, secondees and volunteers.
  • Supervise Intake and Triage team on rotation with other lawyers.
  • Review triage, overview new client assessments, monitor client intake process.
  • Client Work. Provide legal advice and casework services, including complex cases, litigation, and court advocacy.
  • May be an ongoing point of contact and liaison for existing clients providing information and assisting with arrangements for further service delivery.
  • Research legal problems and options.
  • Strategic Legal Review and Advocacy. Ensure appropriate compliance with guidelines and policies.
  • Supervised by the Principal Lawyer, contribute to law reform and policy change.
  • Liaise with Community Legal Centres and other organisations providing complementary services.
  • Develop and promote community legal education initiatives.
  • Develop specialised community legal education resources, including fact sheets.
  • Implement Circle Green’s policies and procedures and act in accordance with the organisation’s mission and values.


We are seeking an experienced employment lawyer aligned with our values and is interested to make a difference to the lives of the people we work with.

The suitable candidate will have:


  • Law degree.
  • Admitted, or eligible for admission, as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and hold an unrestricted WA practising certificate.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience supervising and mentoring junior legal staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and convey complex concepts to people from diverse social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively time manage a high and diverse workload.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be an effective team member.
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice issues.

For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please view the position description attached.

Please note that shortlisting, interviewing and appointing may begin immediately. We reserve the right close the position prior to the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

If you have any questions, please contact Gelene Rescober at [email protected] using the subject line: Employment and Workplace Discrimination Lawyer enquiry via EthicalJobs or call 08 6148 3648.

Circle Green is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that values and supports all individuals. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people from the LGBTIQA+ community, and people with disabilities.

A position description is attached.

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