Managing Solicitor

Managing Solicitor

  • Senior Professional 1 (SP1) $126,030 – $140,795 plus Superannuation
  • 2 Year Contract
  • Darwin

About the Legal Aid NT:

The Domestic Violence Legal Service (DVLS) is a specialised stand-alone service which operates under the auspices of the Legal Aid NT. DVLS is committed to delivering high quality legal advice and representation to victim-survivors of domestic, family, and sexual violence (DFSV) and includes a dedicated support worker providing non-legal services to advance the safety and wellbeing of women and children. The service also undertakes law reform and policy, prevention, and early intervention activities, such as the development and delivery of community legal education.

About the role:

Under the supervision of the Managing Practitioner – Family Law Practice of Legal Aid NT, the Managing Solicitor will manage and coordinate the DVLS office including the supervision of solicitors and administrative staff.  

About you:

You are an experienced Solicitor with significant experience, excellent leadership, and a deep understanding of domestic and family violence issues. You will have demonstrated staff and practice management experience, including capacity to supervise and train professional staff, and manage change as well as the ability to provide leadership in the provision of legal assistance to vulnerable people.

Crucial in your success in this role is your strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to influence and negotiate, to engage and build collaborative relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds.

Employee benefits:

Legal Aid NT offer attractive employment benefits such as 6 weeks annual leave and salary packaging options. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on meeting the legal needs of vulnerable people in the Northern Territory.

How to apply:

You can find the duty statement, including selection criteria, here

To be considered for the role, applicants are required to submit a current resume, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (maximum 2 pages) and copies of your relevant tertiary qualifications.

Applications must be submitted by email to by 4pm Monday, 27 May 2024.

DVLS recognises the value that people of diverse backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes through the recruitment, development and retention of a diverse workforce. We encourage you to indicate within your application to which diversity group you belong to.

Further Information:

Further information on the role, please contact Human Resources on 08 8999 3000 or

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