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Solicitor - Civil Law - Katherine

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

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Be a part of one of Australia’s most dynamic, diverse, and challenging legal practices. NAAJA provides legal aid for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, with offices in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, and Alice Springs.

We are a leading Australian legal service and have received both National and Northern Territory human rights awards for our work. We are committed to providing quality representation for our clients and bringing about long-term change in the justice system. Our staff are motivated, dedicated and do work that matters.

  • Salary packaging options
  • 6 weeks annual leave per year with leave loading
  • Annual airfare

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.

The work requires high levels of motivation, energy and a commitment to professional excellence.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

DUTIES

  • Undertake litigation and other casework in civil law in accordance with NAAJA’s priorities and guidelines as directed by the Managing Solicitor and Deputy Managing Solicitors.
  • 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.

Further information including the selection criteria can be found at naaja.org.au/get-involved/careers/ and in the Position Description attached below.

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