Paralegal & Intake Officer – The Top End Women’s Legal Service (TEWLS) – Darwin NT


TEWLS is a is a not-for-profit, specialist women’s legal service providing integrated legal and support services for all women and persons identifying as women in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Based in beautiful Darwin, TEWLS provides high quality, holistic, trauma-informed and culturally secure free legal advice, casework and representation, information and referral, community legal education, and advocacy in the areas of civil, family and migration law. As a front-line women’s service, the majority of TEWLS’ clients present having experienced or experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.

TEWLS provides a vital role for women in the Top End. At an individual level, the service responds to and facilitates women’s experiences and realities, with specialist and responsive legal services. At a systemic level, clients’ collective experiences establish a salient foundation and platform for informed service advocacy and calls for systemic improvement and change.


Under the supervision of the TEWLS Principal Lawyer, the Paralegal and Intake Officer will undertake client intake, as well as legal assistance to TEWLS’ legal practice team to ensure the provision of quality legal services to clients, including in the assistance of legal advice and casework preparation, provision of legal information and referral services, and preparation of research, written documents and correspondence. The provision of organisational and administrative assistance within TEWLS are also a component of this position.

Notably, TEWLS’ specialist practice provides meaningful, varied, interesting, and complex legal work, within a supportive and trauma-informed environment.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to develop and use your developing legal skillset while working in the breath-taking tropics, this role is for you!


  • Competitive remuneration package Level 3.1 – 3.4 ($67,263.04 – $72,124.52), including 10% superannuation, salary sacrifice and six (6) weeks’ annual leave with leave loading
  • No billable targets, sustainable workloads, and a supportive environment dedicated to developing and maintaining employee wellbeing and resilience
  • The opportunity to use your developing legal skills to address gender inequity and support vulnerable women in the community
  • Front-line work within a supportive and integrated practice
  • An energised, passionate, and high-achieving team

How to apply

Applicants for this position must address the selection criteria, found within the position description (attached or contact – Applications are to be submitted by email to

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Caitlin Weatherby-Fell, Chief Executive Officer by phone on (08) 8982 3000 or email to