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Senior Lawyer or Lawyer x 2 – Ballarat / Morwell

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Victoria Region (Ballarat and Morwell)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Indigenous

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

The Senior Lawyer or Lawyer will provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. They will also play a pivotal role in establishing the new regional service and create connections to establish our presence in the region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across the region.

The Senior Lawyer/Lawyer will deliver high quality legal advice and representation in family violence, family law and victims of crime matters while also managing a significant child protection case load. You will also work closely with a Paralegal Support Worker to support clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services to address their needs.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is dedicated to the prevention of family violence
  • Ensures clients receive an excellent level of service
  • Is an advocate for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Has at least 3 years of post-admission experience (related to family law/violence)
  • Is passionate about working to build regional stakeholder relationships
  • Contributes to service development and improvement
  • Is able to mentor and guide staff.

The position will work across significant geographical areas and may require regular travel and overnight stays.

Ability to effectively communicate and work with the local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and knowledge of social justice issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is preferred.

Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra’s screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Childrens Check and a National Police Check. You must also demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.


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Position Description : PD Senior Lawyer July 2018

For details concerning this role, please contact

Teresa Kyprianou

Email :

Applicants are required to submit their CV and covering letter via our website (Get Involved tab)   Further enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at

Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we encourage your application as soon as possible. Please note, interviews for this position will be held at our Melbourne office.

Please quote in application: Senior Lawyer or Lawyer x 2 – Ballarat / Morwell via Pro Bono Australia.


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