Solicitor (3 x Vacancies)

Job No: 1711213
Location: Alice Springs

  • Three exciting opportunities exists within the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service to join our legal team - a Solicitor based in Alice Springs, a Solicitor based in Tennant Creek and a Health Justice Partnership (HJP) Solicitor.

  • Attractive remuneration packages available, salary sacrificing, relocation assistance and 6 weeks annual leave.

  • Female identified positions.

VACANCY 1 & 2 | SOLICITOR (ALICE SPRINGS AND TENNANT CREEK)

About CAWLS

Two exciting opportunities exists at Central Australian Women’s Legal Service to join our legal team. One based in Alice Springs and one based in Tennant Creek.

CAWLS is seeking a self-motivated candidate with high-order advocacy and written communication and problem-solving skills, demonstrated legal practice experience and a strong work ethic. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about improving access to justice for women in Central Australia and the Barkly.

CAWLS is a busy community legal practice with a vibrant and dedicated team committed to providing representation and excellent outcomes for our clients through law reform, legal advice and representation, community legal education and outreach. Many of our clients are women who have experienced or are experiencing Domestic and Family violence.

Under the direction of the Principal Solicitor, the solicitor will be engaged in legal advice, casework, outreach clinics, information and referral, community engagement, community legal education and law reform.

Excellent ongoing training and on the job support will be provided to the successful applicant.

Total effective package includes: base salary, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance.

About the Roles

As a Solicitor with Central Australian Women’s Legal Service you will be working in a small but busy and tight knit team. You will assist Senior Solicitors and have carriage of a number of your own matters.

You will be responsible for:

  • 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 an 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.

About You

It is crucial that you have a passion for civil law and its application in day to day life. Please consider the following criteria carefully, and demonstrate how you address all of these qualities in your cover letter along with the selection criteria included in the Job Description:

  • Minimum 1-3 years post-admission experience in a broad range of matters, particularly in family law, civil and Family and Domestic violence;
  • 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;
  • 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.

There is no application close date and interviews will be held on a rolling basis, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Detailed position descriptions are available below:

Solicitor (Alice Springs Based) - Position Description here

Solicitor (Tennant Creek Based) - Position Description here

VACANCY 3 | HEALTH JUSTICE SOLICITOR

About CAWLS

An exciting opportunity exists at Central Australian Women’s Legal Service to join our legal team.

CAWLS is seeking a self-motivated candidate with high-order advocacy and written communication and problem-solving skills, demonstrated legal practice experience and a strong work ethic. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about improving access to justice for women in Central Australia and the Barkly.

CAWLS is a busy community legal practice with a vibrant and dedicated team committed to providing representation and excellent outcomes for our clients through law reform, legal advice and representation, community legal education and outreach. Many of our clients are women who have experienced or are experiencing Domestic and Family violence.

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

Excellent ongoing training and on the job support will be provided to the successful applicant.

Total effective package includes: base salary, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance.

About the Roles

As an HJP Solicitor with Central Australian Women’s Legal Service you will be working in a small but busy and tight knit team. You will assist Senior Solicitors and have carriage of a number of your own matters.

You will be responsible for:

  • Client management
  • Drafting court documents & correspondence
  • Attending Court
  • Responding to on-call requests from hospitals and other health centres
  • File management
  • Ensuring deadlines are met
  • Contributing to the development of Health Justice Partnerships
  • Working closely with senior solicitors and the Practice Manager
  • Maintaining an accurate and up to date records and some data entry.

About You

It is crucial that you have a passion for civil law and its application in day to day life. Please consider the following carefully, and demonstrate how you address all of these qualities in your cover letter along with the selection criteria included in the Job Description:

  • Minimum 1-3 years post-admission experience in a broad range of matters, particularly in family law, civil and Family and Domestic violence.
  • 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;
  • Able to work independently and in a team;
  • 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.

There is no application close date and interviews will be held on a rolling basis, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. A detailed position description is available here.

About Alice Springs

Although traditionally regarded as a small, dusty town with a few rustic buildings, Alice Springs today offers all of the shopping, sight-seeing and entertainment facilities of a modern urban town, and is home to a thriving arts community and a wealth of adventure opportunities.

In addition to its rich history and diverse cultural heritage, you can explore the local sports teams, photography, camping, hiking, motor sports, desert-racing and more, whilst benefiting from the relaxed country atmosphere, fantastic weather and internationally-renowned environment.

If you're looking for the chance to bring your skills to a passionate not-for-profit organisation, that's supporting the women who need it most, don't wait - Apply Now.


If you have any queries about any of the three Solicitor positions, please contact Alice de Brenni on (08) 89524055. We look forward to hearing from you.

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