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Lawyer - Family Law and / or Child Protection

Women's Legal Service Victoria

Women’s Legal Service Victoria relies upon an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

About the Role

Joining our legal and policy team, you will work collaboratively to address systemic issues in law and policy, including thorough strategic casework. You will also provide high-quality legal advice, duty lawyer assistance and representation in complex family law matters, both parenting and property, and in child protection.

This is fixed-term position for 12 months at full time or part time (0.6EFT minimum) - negotiable.

About Us

Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a highly respected not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women.


We offer our staff:

  • A supportive team work environment, working alongside other high caliber professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A strong commitment to your professional and personal development
  • A true flexible working environment
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)

About You

You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver results that exceed the client's expectations. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

Key to your success is your:

  • Strong understanding of family law and/or child protection and intersecting jurisdictions
  • Confidence in appearance work
  • Good organisational and time management skills, and the ability to manage changing priorities
  • Understanding of the gendered nature and impact of family violence

Qualifications and Experience

You will have:

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree and be either admitted or eligible for admission as a legal practitioner in Victoria
  • A minimum of two years post admission experience in family law and/or child protection, in particular in litigation

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

To Apply

Please submit a covering letter and resume by the closing date. 

Within your covering letter, please advise why working within a feminist organisation is important to you?

A full position description is available by emailing Lauren Wellington, People and Culture Manager at lauren@womenslegal.org.au, using the subject line: Lawyer - Family Law and / or Child Protection enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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