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Senior Lawyer

Salary
108,699-121,738
Location
Darwin
Type of Work
(Full Time, Part-time, etc)
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Qualifications or Attributes

You are a lawyer who is committed to advancing and promoting the interests of women and enjoys mentoring/supervising less experienced legal professionals. You have a naturally empathetic style and can communicate information in a sensitive manner when dealing with diverse clients with complex vulnerabilities including women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse and migrant backgrounds.
You also have:

  • A practicing certificate in Northern Territory or are willing to obtain one
  • Subject matter expertise in family law and/or DFSV and/or child protection
  • An understanding or capacity to develop an understanding to working in a trauma-informed framework
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly effective stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills; an ability to build trust and collaboration with a cross section of the community and sector partners
  • A current driver’s licence and a Northern Territory Ochre Card (or willing to obtain one)

About this role

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for providing legal assistance to clients in key practice areas of law including family law and domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV). Specifically, you will:

  • Maintain a caseload of complex legal matters
  • Mentor and support lawyers and paralegals, as well as supervise the work of volunteer lawyers and students
  • Conduct litigation files, participate in dispute resolution including court representation at the Northern Territory and Federal Courts
  • Coordinate and deliver legal education, information and outreach services to the community
  • Develop and nurture a wide range of stakeholder relationships to deliver outreach services and support referral

If you are passionate and committed to helping women experiencing disadvantage and share in the vision in which women are entitled to legal and social justice, then apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter. Alternatively, call Emma Naglieri on 0421 720 596 for a confidential discussion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who does TEWLS help?

TEWLS is a gender-specialist community legal centre that provides free legal help to all women and non-binary persons in the Greater Darwin region. TEWLS is also a domestic, family, and sexual violence specialist service.

TEWLS can provide free once-off legal advice in most areas of civil, migration, and family law. TEWLS also provides casework and representation services on a case-by-case basis.

As a small team, we can provide ongoing casework or legal representation where there is hardship and/or other barriers to accessing justice. When making this decision, TEWLS will take into consideration many different factors such as health and disability barriers, experiences of domestic, family and sexual violence, cultural and/or linguistic barriers, financial hardship, and homelessness, as well as TEWLS’ capacity to assist at that time.

Please note that as a legal service, we are not able to offer second opinions when you already have a lawyer.

Our services are free. For information about how we can help, see Our Services.

TEWLS provides casework and legal representation services on a case-by-case basis. This means that TEWLS can represent clients as required, including at Court or within a mediation setting.

As a small team, we can provide ongoing casework or legal representation only where there is hardship and/or other barriers to accessing justice. When making this decision TEWLS will take into consideration many different factors such as health and disability barriers, experiences of domestic, family and sexual violence, cultural and/or linguistic barriers, financial hardship, and homelessness, as well as TEWLS’ capacity to assist at that time.

If we are not able to provide you with legal representation, we will provide you with appropriate referrals for other legal and support services, including private legal practitioners, in your local area.

You appointment will be completely confidential, including any booking information, unless we are required by law to share information that you provide (such as under Mandatory Reporting laws).

We can organise interpreters free of charge for all appointments, including Auslan interpreters. Please let our staff know at the time of booking if you would like the assistance of an interpreter.

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If you would like to speak to TEWLS with an interpreter:

You can call TEWLS on 1800 234 441 and ask to speak to us with an interpreter. We can organise this for free. You will need to tell us your name, your phone number and the language that you speak. We will then call you back with an interpreter on the phone.

TEWLS are able to organise interpreters for most languages, including Aboriginal languages and Auslan.

 

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To organise for TEWLS to contact you, please complete the form through the Request An Appointment button on the TEWLS home page.

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Aboriginal language:

TEWLS has had four Top End Aboriginal languages recorded for this website. You can click the “play” button to listen to these recordings.

The languages that are currently available are:

  • Murrinh-Patha
  • Tiwi
  • Warlpiri
  • Yolngu Matha
 

If you would like to read the TEWLS website in a language other than English:

The TEWLS website is able to be translated to lots of different languages. To change the language settings, press the “English” button in the top bar of the website and choose the language that you speak.
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