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Civil Lawyer

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
  • Salary: CiLO 3.2 – 3.3 ($96,479–99,942) depending on experience
  • FTE: Fulltime
  • Location: Darwin
  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Positions: 1
  • Reports to: Deputy Managing Lawyer, Managing Lawyer

Position Overview:

NAAJA’s civil law practice is an extremely busy and diverse one, with practice areas including police accountability, child protection, adult guardianship, consumer, discrimination, tenancy, social security and victims of crime assistance claims. This position will have a focus on housing and social security matters. The work requires high levels of motivation, energy and a commitment to professional excellence.


  • Undertake litigation and other casework in civil law in accordance with NAAJA’s priorities and guidelines as directed by the Managing Lawyer and Deputy Managing Lawyers.
  • Provide general advice to NAAJA clients on civil law issues. This includes conducting advice clinics in urban and remote areas.
  • Availability to travel to remote communities and stay overnight for up to 4 nights, to attend and conduct remote civil advice clinics as rostered.
  • Identify policy/law reform issues of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory.
  • Liaise with other NAAJA staff, government officers and community-based organisations as required.
  • Attend team and staff meetings as required.
  • Provide reports about casework and other operations undertaken as required.
  • Refer NAAJA clients to other agencies for assistance where appropriate.
  • Work co-operatively with civil law team including secretarial and client service staff.
  • Other duties as required.

How to Apply:

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties and selection criteria can be found here: 20240729 DARWIN Civil Lawyer FT DS

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