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Senior Solicitor – Family Law

WLSWA is looking for a senior family lawyer. The successful applicant will support gender equality and share our passion for a legal system that is safe, supportive & responsive to the needs of women.

Women’s Legal Service WA is a specialist community legal centre providing gender-specific and trauma informed free legal assistance to women in Western Australia. We work to redress inequalities in the legal system that adversely and disproportionately affect vulnerable women by providing quality information, advice and supports in family and domestic violence, family law, child protection and compensation for criminal injuries matters. We deliver these services in collaboration with our sector partners.

WLSWA is looking for a senior lawyer, passionate about working with women and making a difference and who is experienced in family law, to join our service. This position is currently funded to 30 June 2022, with a probable extension. Whilst this is close to a full-time position, there is also provision to configure part-time arrangements between successful applicants. A secondee arrangement will also be considered.

In addition to the opportunity to join a great team, we offer flexible working conditions, employee assistance program, opportunity to salary sacrifice, and additional paid leave between Christmas and new year.

The successful applicant will support gender equality and share our commitment for women’s education and empowerment within the legal system to reshape and improve outcomes in their lives. Taking initiative, problem solving and a ‘can do, will do’ attitude will ensure the position holder is empowered to work autonomously.

For a confidential discussion about the positions, please contact PLO Stephanie Monck at stephanie@wlswa.org.au or on 0439 313 028.

A position description is attached.

WLSWA Senior Solicitor, Family – JDF 2022

Applications close 5pm, Monday 14 March, 2022

Application process

Please include in your application:

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the position, and your skills and experiences relevant to the selection criteria
  • An up-to-date resume outlining your qualifications, work history and other relevant experiences and achievements

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Principal Legal Officer, Stephanie Monck at stephanie@wlswa.org.au 0439 313 028

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

Applications should be submitted by email by the closing date of 5pm Monday 14 March.


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