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Senior Criminal Solicitor - Darwin

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.

about the role

NAAJA is seeking a Senior Criminal Solicitor to join our Darwin Criminal Law team.

The Senior Criminal Solicitor will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in conducting criminal duty matters and casework of pleas, hearings, and committals of the Local Court and indictable matters of the Supreme Court. The position will ensure the highest professionalism and quality of representation for clients in NAAJA’s criminal practice in the Top End.

Successful applicants will have a commitment to providing access to justice and a demonstrated empathy and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history and culture.

The right candidate will have

  • At least 5 years post-admission experience
  • Significant experience in criminal trial and/or appellate work, including in superior courts
  • Excellent communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings

The position offers attractive employment benefits including

  • Salary of CrimLO4 $94,084 – $100,312 per annum (dependent on experience) plus superannuation
  • Salary packaging options
  • 6 weeks annual leave per year with leave loading
  • Annual airfare 

how to apply

To submit your application click Apply Now.

A position description is attached.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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