Positions Vacant - Family Law Solicitors


Looking to practice family law differently?

No billable targets. A feminist workplace and culture. Leaders in trauma-informed lawyering in the ACT. Meaningful, varied, interesting, and complex legal work.

The Women’s Legal Centre ACT seeks a mid-tier lawyer (2years PAE+) and a senior lawyer (4 years PAE+) to join our family law team.

The family law team works alongside our social work and employment law teams to provide holistic legal services to the women of Canberra. We are experts in understanding the dynamics of domestic and family violence. We use the family law system to help clients achieve long-term safety outcomes and financial independence.

No day is ever the same. Our family lawyers have a mixed case load of children and property matters, including litigated family law matters and early intervention Care and Protection work. Our lawyers work collaboratively with our community partners to deliver accessible legal services to women, including providing services offsite.

Senior Family Lawyers contribute to the management of the Centre and take responsibility for the development and delivery of specific Programs or practice areas.  They also work closely with the Head of Practice (Family Law) to develop the strategic direction of the Family Law Practice.

We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package, including generous PBI salary packaging options, flex-leave, and 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • Flexible work options, sustainable caseloads, and a supportive workplace dedicated to developing employee wellbeing and resilience.
  • Excellent training opportunities and investment in your professional development.
  • The opportunity to use your legal skills to address gender inequality and support women.
  • Opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills.

Mid-Tier Lawyers (2-4 years PAE in family law) – $84-95K +super. Please see the position description here.

 Senior Lawyers (4+ years PAE in family law) – $99-105K +super. Please see the position description here


To apply, please send your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the position description to Applications close COB Monday 5 July 2021. Selection processes may include interview and other forms of assessment.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Claudia Maclean on (02) 6257 4377.

Please note being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).  Part-time applications will be considered.