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Solicitor - Darwin

Top End Women's Legal Service


Position Title
2+ years PAE
- Salary commensurate with experience
- Salary sacrificing is available.
- Employment conditions as per the Social, and Community Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHCADS).
Full-time, preferred.
Contact Officer
Vanessa Lethlean, Managing Solicitor
Application Closing - 4:30pm, 13th of September 2019

A Position desription and selection criteria can be obtained here

If you wish to apply for the position, please submit a resume and a statement addressing both essential and desirable selection criteria. Send your application to:

Vanessa Lethlean
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Position Description

TEWLS is a community legal service providing legal advice, casework and community legal education to women in the Top End. We also work to improve the law.

The Solicitor reports to the Managing Solicitor, and will:

1. Provide general legal advice to women at free legal advice clinics.

2. Provide an outreach legal advice and casework service to women within the Darwin Region.

3. With the assistance of other TEWLS staff, identity the legal issues relevant to women within the Darwin region and develop law reform projects in these areas.

4. Provide TEWLS with feedback on a regular basis concerning the legal needs of women within the Darwin region.

5. With the assistance of other TEWLS staff, identify the legal issues relevant to women within the Darwin region and develop and present appropriate community legal education seminars and materials in these areas.

6. Liaise and meet regularly with key stakeholders who work with women within the Darwin region.

7. Represent TEWLS at meetings as required.

8. Undertake personal administrative duties within TEWLS as required.

9. Participate in staff meetings and other TEWLS planning activities.

10. Other duties as direct by the Managing Solicitor


Selection criteria

The position requires an organised and self-motivated individual to form part of our dynamic team.

Please address the selection criteria in your application:


Selection Criteria Essential

1. Hold or eligible to hold a Practising Certificate in the Northern Territory, with two years PAE and experience in civil or family law.

2. An understanding of the issues facing women in the NT, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women and women in prison.

3. A commitment to promoting the interests of women,

4. A demonstrated ability to provide high quality legal information advice, casework services and court experience in family and or civil law.

5. High level verbal and written communications.

6. Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential and sensitive issues with discretion and integrity.

7. Demonstrated ability to perform and interact as an efficient and productive team member and use initiative with minimum supervision.

8. Holder of a current drivers licence.

9. Experience in using computers, especially Apple Mac’s and a willingness to perform administrative duties.


Selection Criteria Desirable

10. Relevant experience in the development and delivery of community legal education.

11. Relevant experience in law reform and lobbying.

Last modified: 14/08/2019 11:37 AM

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801


Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Fax: (08) 8941 1623
ABN: 62 208 314 893