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Family Law Solicitors - Health Justice Partnerships Program

  • Join a dynamic, innovative interdisciplinary team working to deliver legal services in healthcare settings.
  • Increase access to justice by upskilling health professionals and improving accessibility for women affected by domestic and family violence and other forms of discrimination.
  • Competitive remuneration package ($74,500-$95,000), plus super, generous packaging options and additional paid leave. Salary dependent on experience

About the position

We are expanding our Health Justice Program team and are looking for motivated, flexible solicitors to deliver legal services in healthcare settings.

Our Health Justice Program aims to make legal services more accessible to women to improve legal and health outcomes for our clients and their children. You will be working across multiple locations, with colleagues from a wide variety of different professional backgrounds.

The Health Justice Solicitor, with the support of the Managing Solicitor, will provide high quality legal services to our clients, develop strong relationships with health partners and deliver training.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering legal services in family law, family violence and child protection, and providing appropriate referrals to other specialist services as required.
  • Developing strong relationships with health colleagues through training and collaboration.
  • Work as part of a passionate team to support the optimal delivery of trauma-informed legal assistance through the partnerships. 

Read the position description here.

About you

The Health Justice Program gives you an opportunity to combine legal practice with a broader range of skills, including developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships, delivering training and strategic advocacy. The role is challenging and ever-changing and requires the ability to work independently and responsively to build collaborative practice and meet client needs.

Your ability to develop and maintain trusting relationships, with both clients and colleagues, is key to this role, so you will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This role will suit someone who is keen to use their legal skills flexibly to achieve the best outcomes for clients, and to work together with other professionals in a collaborative way.

If you are interested in new ways of lawyering we want to hear from you!

About the Centre

The Women’s Legal Centre is an innovative community legal centre providing specialist legal services to vulnerable women in Canberra.  Our main areas of practice are family law, domestic violence, migration, victims of crime, employment and discrimination. We deliver services within a multidisciplinary practice model that includes social workers, and dedicated support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

How to apply

Applications must include

  • a current CV; and
  • an Expression of Interest (max 2 pages) addressing selection criteria in the Position Description.

Applications should be sent to recruitment@wlc.org.au by COB Monday 31 January 2022.

Contact

For more information contact HJP Managing Solicitor, Rosa Grahame on 02 6257 4377 or rgrahame@wlc.org.au.

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

First Nations women, women with disability, and women from migrant and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.