Position: Principal Lawyer
Organisation: Top End Women’s Legal Service
Location: Darwin NT
The Principal Lawyer is responsible for supervising the legal practice and ensuring the service’s compliance with Community Legal Centre Australia’s risk management framework, as well as legal and regulatory requirements.
In consultation and collaboration with the TEWLS Chief Executive Officer, the Principal Lawyer will lead and operate TEWLS’ legal practice in line with the service’s Strategic Plan, providing a leadership and coordination role in the provision of high quality, trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and holistic legal assistance, including legal advice, casework and representation (litigation), and legal information and referral to women and persons identifying as women in the Greater Darwin region within TEWLS’ practice areas. The Principal Lawyer will also lead the service’s community engagement building, community legal education (CLE) and policy and law reform activities.