Domestic Violence Unit – Solicitor/Senior Solicitor Recruitment

  • Unique opportunity to shape and drive a new and high profile service providing legal advice and representation to women escaping domestic violence.
  • Mid-tier or Senior level role available.
  • Competitive remuneration package commensurate with experiences, including generous PBI salary packaging options, leave loading and paid Christmas close down.

About the position

The Women's Legal Centre seeks a mid-tier or Senior Solicitor to join their new domestic violence service. This position will be filled on a two to three year contract.

You will be joining the Centre at a time of unprecedented change and opportunity.

As the Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, you will co-ordinate the Centre's newly established specialist Domestic Violence Unit. You will undertake and supervise significant and complex casework on a range of matters, including care arrangements for children, property disputes and protection orders. You will also develop our community outreach assistance and community legal education services and contribute to law reform projects undertaken by the Centre.

The Centre is looking for family law solicitors with a minimum of 2 years PAE, with significant representational experience. The position will be filled commensurate with experience.

Applicants must be eligible for a restricted practising certificate in the Australian Capital Territory.

Applications close Thursday 21 July 2016.

 Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).  Part-time applications will be considered.

 About the Centre

The Women’s Legal Centre is a small, innovative community legal centre providing specialist legal services to vulnerable women in Canberra and the surrounding region.  Our main areas of practice are family law, domestic violence, victims of crime, employment and discrimination.  The Centre also provides case management support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Position description available here.

For more information please contact or (02) 6257 4377.