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Deputy Managing Civil Law Solicitor - Alice Springs

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

about us

NAAJA provides legal aid for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, with offices in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

We are considered to be a leading Australian legal service and have received both national and Northern Territory human rights awards for our work. We are committed to providing quality representation for our clients and bringing about long term change in the justice system. Our staff are motivated, dedicated and do work that matters.

An exciting opportunity exists a to join our Alice Springs Civil Law team.


  • Support the Managing Civil Solicitor to oversee the efficient and effective management and administration of the Alice Springs Civil Law practice
  • Support the Managing Civil Solicitor to supervise lawyers and oversee the conduct of complex civil law matters
  • Lead one of the NAAJA Civil Law core practice groups including leading practise supervision, resource development and strategic thinking
  • Work collaboratively with the other NAAJA Civil Law offices
  • Undertake responsibilities of the Managing Civil Solicitor in their absence and as delegated
  • Advise and represent NAAJA clients in civil law matters

The right candidate will have

  • Eligibility for Admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory with at least 5 years practice experience
  • Ability to undertake and supervise civil law litigation and casework
  • Excellent communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings
  • Applicants with police and prison accountability experience encouraged to apply 

Please see the attached position description for the full selection criteria.

The position offers attractive employment benefits including

  • Salary of CiLO4.1 $98,455 – CiLO4.4 $107,961 per annum (dependent on experience) plus superannuation
  • Salary packaging options
  • 6 weeks annual leave per year with leave loading
  • Annual airfare
  • Remote allowance

how to apply

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A position description is attached.

Applicants for this position must address the selection criteria in their written application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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