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Domestic Violence Solicitor

Women's Legal Service (SA)

WLSSA is a state-wide specialist community legal centre.  WLSSA provides legal advice, representation, community legal education and support services to disadvantaged women living in South Australia. 

WLSSA provides legal assistance in relation to a number of different areas of law including:

  • Family law;
  • Child protection;
  • Immigration;
  • Debt; and
  • Minor criminal law.

WLSSA has a supportive team environment and is committed to professional and personal development for all staff and volunteers. 

About the role

The Solicitor position is a full time position. The position is initially for 12 months with the possibility of further extension. 

The position is located in the Christies Beach office however travel to rural and remote areas of South Australia may be required from time to time.

The position will work within a multidisciplinary team.  The Solicitor will be responsible for the provision of high-quality legal assistance and casework services in a range of different areas of law.  

The solicitor position will be based in our  InDIGO program which is a specialist domestic violence unit located within the southern and outer southern metropolitan region of Adelaide.  InDIGO provides a holistic legal wrap-around response for women experiencing or fleeing situations of domestic and family violence through the provision of targeted legal and non-legal services. 

Benefits 

WLSSA offers:

  • Salary plus superannuation.
  • Generous salary packing opportunities for the successful applicant.
  • Access to generous professional development opportunities and employee assistance program including an employee well being package.
  • Provides a supportive and collaborative team environment, with the opportunity to engage in meaningful and challenging work.

Skills & Experience 

We are seeking a Solicitor with:

  • Minimum of 2 years post admission experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the legal system and domestic violence, as it affects women, living in metropolitan, rural, regional, and remote areas of South Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with vulnerable groups of women including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, and women living with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster or contribute to a supportive team environment.

How to apply

For more information and a copy of the application pack please contact WLSSA on (08) 8231 8929 or wls@wlssa.org.au, using the subject line: Domestic Violence Solicitor enquiry via EthicalJobs

To submit your application, click Apply Now. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

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