Senior Lawyer Family Law & Civil - Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS) - Alice Springs NT

Position: Senior Lawyer 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: The applicant must consider the Job Description document carefully, and demonstrate how they address all of these qualities in the cover letter along with the selection criteria. The online application link is here.

  • Minimum 4-5 years post-admission experience in a broad range of matters, including domestic violence, family law, and other civil law matters.
  • Experience working with groups who experience disadvantage;
  • Empathy and sensitivity to CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • The ability and inclination to take initiative;
  • Resilience (as you will be dealing with sensitive and confronting material);
  • Have superior written and verbal communication skills;
  • Be able to work independently and in a team;
  • Supervision and mentoring experience;
  • Have an eye for details and strategic thinking;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Ability to dissect complex legal issues and apply them to real-life scenarios; and
  • Be respectful, non-judgmental, and exhibit a trauma-informed approach to client management.

Contact person: If you have any queries about the position, please contact Alice de Brenni on (08) 89524055.

The Central Australian Women’s Legal Service requires a Senior Solicitor to work in a small but busy and tight-knit team. Under the direction of the Managing Principal Solicitor, the Senior Solicitor will be engaged in legal advice, casework, outreach clinics, information and referral, community engagement, community legal education, and law reform. The role involves assisting other solicitors and taking carriage of a number of your own matters. 

The Senior Solicitor is responsible for:

  • Client & file management of complex matters
  • Drafting court documents & correspondence
  • Attending Court including appearing in the Local Court, FDR & other tribunals
  • Briefing and instructing Counsel
  • Ensuring deadlines are met
  • Supervision and mentoring junior staff
  • Working closely with 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.