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Lawyers – Pilbara

The Pilbara lawyer will continue WLSWA’s specialist service in this region, to enable and extend place-based responses and ensure that women in the Pilbara have timely access to legal assistance that can respond to their unique unmet socio-legal needs, and that local services are often not immediately equipped to deliver.

Based in the Perth WLSWA office, the Pilbara Project lawyer will provide direct legal assistance to women referred to the service through a combination of actual and virtual outreach. Travel will be a minimum of one week/month.

Senior Lawyer – Sexual Assault Legal Service WA Job in Perth WA – SEEK

We have an amazing opportunity for a senior lawyer to work with WLSWA and partners to design and deliver legal services for victim-survivors of sexual violence.

Sexual violence is one of the most underreported crimes in Australia. Coupled with high attrition rates, sexual violence also has one of the lowest prosecution rates. Many victim-survivors who choose to report find the process traumatic, have limited support to protect their legal rights, and rarely see perpetrators held to account.

In response, the federal government is funding three locations across Australia to provide victim-survivors with greater access to specialised and trauma-informed legal services to support their recovery and safe participation in the criminal justice system. WA is one of these locations.

The Sexual Assault Legal Service WA pilot is a partnership between Women’s Legal Service WA, Aboriginal Family Legal Services and Ruah Legal Services, all specialist community legal services.

SALSWA will deliver state-wide, integrated, culturally appropriate and trauma-informed socio-legal assistance to victims-survivors in Western Australia.

The aim of the SALSWA is for clients to understand their legal rights, make informed decisions, have better engagement with the justice system, and have improved justice outcomes. Services will be provided from as early and close to the place of disclosure as possible and tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and include legal and community services. Wherever possible, assistance will be ongoing. Services will be targeted at known points of victim-survivor disengagement or departure from the system.

Lawyer – Women’s Health and Family Services, Northbridge – Job in Perth – Women’s Legal Service WA (ethicaljobs.com.au)

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