Solicitor – Family Lawyer (mid-tier)

  • No billable targets, feminist workplace and leaders in trauma-informed lawyering
  • Generous salary packaging options, training budget and additional paid leave
  • Canberra based – minimum four days per week

About the Women’s Legal Centre

The Women’s Legal Centre ACT is an innovative community legal centre providing crucial services to vulnerable women in Canberra across the spectrum of need, including legal information and referral, legal advice and representation and litigation. For more information about who we are and what we do, visit our website at

About the Position

The family law team works alongside our other practice areas 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.

We prioritise early intervention and high impact outcomes for clients, within a trauma-informed framework.

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

Please read the Solicitor – Family Law – Mid-tier position description for further details.

About You

You are a family lawyer who:

  • Wants to use your legal skills to address gender inequality and support women to deliver high impact outcomes which improve women’s safety and financial independence.
  • Has at least 2 years PAE+ practising in family law
  • Is looking for an organisation who is dedicated to helping you be the best lawyer you can. We do this by providing unique professional development opportunities, mentorship, flexible work arrangements and employee health and wellbeing initiatives.

How to Apply 

Please email your CV and a cover letter (maximum 1 page), addressing the following questions:

What do you think is the most rewarding and the most challenging aspect of being a family lawyer?

Contact Sarah Milson-Mahy for more information on (02) 6257 4377.


Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 22 June 2022

For more information please contact Sarah Milson-Mahy on (02) 6257 4377.