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Managing Civil Solicitor - Darwin

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

Be a part of one of Australia’s most dynamic, diverse and challenging legal practices.

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.

NAAJA is seeking a Managing Civil Solicitor to lead our Civil Law team. This is a fixed-term 12-month contract.

NAAJA’s civil law practice is an extremely busy and diverse one, with practice areas including police accountability, child protection, adult guardianship, consumer, discrimination, tenancy, social security and victims of crime assistance claims.

The key responsibilities of the position are:

  1. To lead and supervise a diverse team of legal and non legal staff.
  2. To provide high quality legal advice on civil law issues to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  3. In conjunction with other staff, to undertake work aimed at overcoming the disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The right candidate will have:

  • 5+ years post-admission experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Substantial practice experience in civil law
  • Excellent communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings

The position offers attractive employment benefits including:

  • Salary of EO3.1 $142,377 to EO3.4 $158,134 per annum (dependent on experience) plus superannuation
  • Salary packaging options
  • 6 weeks annual leave per year with leave loading
  • Annual airfare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for this position must address the selection criteria in their written application, which should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Duty Statement:  2022 MANAGING CIVIL SOLICITOR DS_BEC

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