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Youth Lawyer, Criminal Law Section - 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 Youth Lawyer to join our Darwin Criminal Law team. This is a fixed-term contract to 30 June 2023.

The youth practice aims to provide holistic services to young people by addressing both their legal issues and the broader social setting which has led to their involvement in the criminal justice system. It draws upon this experience to advocate for systemic change in youth justice issues.

 The right candidate will have:

  • 2+ years post-admission experience
  • Experience in criminal law
  • Excellent communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings 

The position offers attractive employment benefits including:

  • Salary of CrimLO1.1 $67,312 – CrimLO2.2 $78,239 per annum (dependent on experience) plus superannuation
  • Salary packaging options
  • 6 weeks annual leave per year with leave loading
  • Annual airfare

Duty Statement:  220522 DWN YOUTH LAWYER DS_BEC 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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