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Solicitor - Katherine

Katherine Women's Legal Service

About us

Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service (KWILS) is a specialist Women’s Legal Service based in Katherine, Northern Territory. KWILS acknowledges the Jawoyn, Wardaman and Dagoman people, and all Nations across the Big Rivers Region, as the Traditional Owners of the Country we live and work on. We particularly celebrate the strength of the women who have cared for their children, families, and country for countless generations, and continue to do so.

KWILS is a not-for-profit Community Legal Centre, providing all women in Katherine and the Big Rivers Region with free civil law advice and representation, with a particular focus on the reduction of domestic, family, and sexual violence (‘DFSV’). We have operated since 1997.

In addition to individual legal assistance, KWILS provides Community Legal Education, and undertakes advocacy and law reform work, with a particular focus on addressing harmful societal and cultural practices, assumptions, behaviours and attitudes that contribute to gender-based violence and gender inequality.

KWILS seeks to be a safe practice for all staff and clients, and works to achieve service delivery and community engagement that is collaborative and empowering for women and communities.

About the role

Under the supervision of the Principal Legal Officer, the Solicitor will provide high quality, trauma informed, holistic legal assistance including legal advice, casework and representation, to women throughout the Katherine and Big Rivers Region.

The Solicitor will promote enhanced knowledge of legal rights, access to justice and safety for women and children including through Community Legal Education and law reform work.

Reach out to [email protected] using the subject line: Solicitor - Katherine enquiry via EthicalJobs for more information or a confidential chat.

Full details in the attached position description. 

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