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Employment

We have a strong and resilient team of dedicated women who reflect and uphold our core values of justice, equality, integrity, leadership and respect.  Our team is fully committed to helping and empowering women in WA and working to improve their access to justice.

Any employment opportunities will be listed on this page. If you are interested in volunteering with us please click here.

Current Employment Opportunities 

We currently have an employment opportunity for a part-time solicitor in our Safe as Houses program.

Details about the position and how to apply are here – http://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/WLCWA/solicitor—safe-as-houses

To obtain an application package please email our Senior Executive Officer on [email protected], using the subject line: Solicitor – Safe as Houses application via EthicalJobs, or telephone 9272 8855.

Applications close: Monday 21 January 2019 at 5pm WST.

Current PLT Placement (unpaid work experience placement) – Djinda Service 

We are seeking a law graduate for a volunteer PLT placement commencing in February 2019 to work across WLSWA but primarily in Djinda Services.

The role will entail:

  • Assisting Djinda Service lawyers with clients and legal tasks on files (drafting court documents, letters, meeting with clients as appropriate and liaising between services to provide holistic service delivery) including working with clients to complete court documents with oversight from lawyers.
  • Attending court with Djinda lawyers to assist take notes, filing documents and supporting clients where appropriate. Our Djinda lawyers are in either the Family Court of WA or Children’s Court of WA most days.
  • Assisting lawyers with clients and legal tasks on discrete matters for WLSWA

The Volunteer Law Graduate will ideally have experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and in the community legal centre or not for profit sector, a desire to work to improve social justice outcomes and ultimately share the values of WLSWA and what we are trying to achieve.

WLSWA welcomes and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to apply.

We support flexible work arrangements.

Please email our Principal Legal Officer [email protected] if you are interested with your resume and a brief cover letter.

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Please note that Women’s Legal Service WA will be closed from 1pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019 If you need assistance during this time, you can contact: Legal Aid WA Infoline – on 1300 650 579 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline (including for referral to a women’s …

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