Health Justice Solicitor - Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS) - Alice Springs NT

Position: Health Justice Solicitor
Organisation: Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS)
Location: Alice Springs
Closing date: There is no application close date and interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.
How to apply: It is crucial that applicants have a passion for civil law and its application in day-to-day life. Applicants should consider the selection criteria included in the Job Description document, and demonstrate how they address all of these qualities in the cover letter. Due to the nature and requirements of this role, applicants are required to be female. The online application can be accessed here
Contact person: 
Please contact Alice de Brenni on (08) 89524055 with any queries.

As a Solicitor with Central Australian Women’s Legal Service, you will be working in a small but busy and tight-knit team. Under the direction of the Principal Solicitor, the HJP solicitor will be engaged in legal advice, representation and referrals for clients who are patients or clients at a range of health service providers in Central Australia and the Barkly. You will assist Senior Solicitors and have carriage of a number of your own matters.

This role involves:

  • Client management
  • Drafting court documents & correspondence
  • Attending Court
  • File management
  • Attending Domestic Violence drop-in appointments
  • Ensuring deadlines are met
  • Working closely with senior solicitors and the Practice Manager
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records and some data entry.

An applicant's gender is a genuine occupational requirement of this position, authorised by s35 of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act and Division 4 (s30, ss1 & ss2a,c,g,e,& h) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.