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Deputy Principal Lawyer

Location : Darwin, Northern Territory (Darwin or Katherine)

Organisation : North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 22-01-2018

About the Role

Want a rewarding and challenging position, while exploring some of the most remote and picturesque parts of the Top End?

NAAFLS is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised, self-motivated Deputy Principal Lawyer to join our busy legal team. You will need a minimum of 5 years post admission experience. You will be working alongside an enthusiastic and dynamic team to deliver services to North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service clients.

You will deal with a wide range of stakeholders across the public and private sectors and draw upon strong communication and people skills to achieve desired objectives.

This position is based in our Darwin or Katherine office with regular travel to remote communities in the Top End.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service is a non-government Aboriginal organisation offering legal services and support to victims of family violence and sexual assault.


The primary focus of NAAFLS is to provide culturally appropriate assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and children who are victims of domestic and family violence, including sexual abuse. NAAFLS works in accordance to the Family Violence Prevention Legal Services “Operational Framework”.


Services available to clients include:



  • Legal advice and casework assistance in areas relating to domestic and family violence, care and protection of children, victims of crime compensation, family law, wills, superannuation, housing and debt management.

  • Information support and referral services.

  • Community legal education.

  • Prevention of family violence initiatives.

  • Law reform.

  • Trauma informed counselling.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Paul Dawson

Phone : 08 8923 8200

Email : hr@naafls.com.au

Applications close 22 January 2018 and must address the selection criteria which can be found below or at www.naafls.com.au/careers.


Please direct enquiries and applications to:


Paul Dawson - Corporate Services Manager
GPO Box 43104
Casuarina NT 0811
hr@naafls.com.au, using the subject line: Deputy Principal Lawyer
Ph: 08 8923 8200


Please quote in application: Deputy Principal Lawyer via Pro Bono Australia.


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