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Respondent Early Assistance Legal Service Solicitor

NT Legal Aid Commission
  • Civil Law Practice
  • Professional 3 
  • $106,568 - $119,351 Plus Superannuation and Salary Sacrifice
  • 2 Year Contract
  • Flexible Working Arrangements available
  • Darwin

The Civil Law practice of the Commission provides services to the Respondent Early Assistance Legal Service (“REALS”). REALS is funded under the Family Advocacy and Support Services Program to provide integrated legal assistance services including legal support and advice for families affected by family violence, including those who have allegations of domestic violence against them.

REALS services include assisting people seeking legal assistance in responding to applications for Domestic Violence Orders under the Domestic and Family Violence Act (NT):

  • A Duty Lawyer Service, for defendants to applications for a domestic violence order in the NT, at the Local Court in Darwin;
  • Legal advice and support to assist clients of the service to engage with family law court processes safely;
  • Legal task assistance to clients to assist families transition between, and manage across, the Commonwealth family law, NT family violence and NT child protection jurisdictions.

The position operates within the Civil Law Practice. This position will undertake the primary responsibility for the REALS duties, however may undertake other duties as part of the civil law practice.

Employees of the Commission have similar working conditions to that of the Northern Territory Public Service.

A duty statement and selection criteria can be obtained from www.legalaid.nt.gov.au.

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