Senior Lawyer – Top End Women's Legal Service – NT

Position: Senior Lawyer

Organisation: Top End Women's Legal Service

Location: Darwin City NT

Closing date and time: 16/10/2022 11:59pm

How to apply: Applicants for this position must address the selection criteria

Contact person: Caitlin Weatherby-Fell, CEO, 08 8982 3000, [email protected]

Forming part of a specialist women’s practice, the Senior Lawyer will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer to provide legal services within TEWLS' practice areas, and will be expected to apply (and if required, acquire) a high level of expertise to provide legal services across a range of matters. The Senior Lawyer will undertake a broad range of complex casework and will also undertake a day-to-day mentoring role for less-experienced legal practitioners in specified legal matters or areas of law, as well as supervise the work of volunteer lawyers and students as required. In support of and collaboration with the Principal Lawyer, the Senior Lawyer may be required to assist in the development and maintenance of requisite legal policy and procedures.

As an integrated and multi-disciplinary service, the Senior Lawyer will work alongside legal and social staff and will have carriage of a range of legal matters and clinics, including court representation. The Senior Lawyer will also contribute to the service’s community legal education and advocacy focuses, including stakeholder engagement and law reform.

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!