Pool Ref LA20118
PSCA 2019, Specified Calling Level 1 or 2, up to $105,179 gross per annum + super + benefits

12 month Solicitor Pool - Full Time, Part Time, Fixed term and Permanent  opportunities.

About the role

This is an opportunity for solicitors with family law experience to join the Family Law Division of Legal Aid WA. Appointments from the pool may be made to the Family Law Practice, Domestic Violence Legal Unit, Family Court Duty Lawyer Services and the duty lawyer services for protection and care matters at the Perth Children's Court.

Dependent upon the position, the responsibilities may include managing a file load which may consist of various legal matters for parties including family law, child protection, family violence restraining orders (litigation and mediation) or providing duty lawyer, legal advice, and legal task assistance for clients with complex needs.

To be effective in the role you will need a working knowledge of family law principles and procedures across all areas including child protection and family violence restraining orders.   Experience in one or more of these areas will be an advantage.  Ideally you will have advocacy skills and be able to manage competing priorities.  The successful candidate will also have good interpersonal skills and have a proven ability to work autonomously and cooperatively in a team environment.  Experience in working with clients who have experienced family violence will also be highly regarded.

About us and what we can offer you 

Legal Aid WA is an independent statutory authority funded by the State Government and Commonwealth Governments. We provide services to over 100,000 clients each year in the areas of criminal, family and civil law across Western Australia.

Legal Aid WA is a provider of customer centred services and fosters a culture of inclusion. We appreciate differing viewpoints and cultural diversity and appreciate all perspectives as we strive for excellent customer service through process improvements and innovation.

We offer a strong team working environment and a range of benefits in line with business requirements, which may include professional development opportunities, flexible working and leave arrangements and a range of health and wellbeing initiatives.

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The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides an overview of the role, along with the selection criteria against which you will be assessed throughout the selection process. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the role prior to applying.

How to Apply

Applications are made online. In addition to the questions being asked in the online application, you should also submit:

  1. A comprehensive CV (max. 5 pages); and
  2. A cover letter (max. 3 pages) outlining your interest in the role and demonstrating your ability to meet the role specific requirements, focusing mainly on the criteria highlighted in bold in the attached JDF.

Click the “Apply for Job” button at bottom of this page to submit your application.  Only online applications will be accepted.

Please allow enough time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

Failure to submit the required information may result in the selection panel being unable to fully assess your application.

If you are experiencing any difficulties in applying online, or do not have access to the internet, contact (08) 9261 6496 and quote recruitment ID LA20118.

Interviews are anticipated to commence from 13/7/2020

Further information

Download the documents attached that will provide you with more information.

If, after reading the attachments, you have any additional questions, please contact Julie Jackson on (08) 9261 6523 or email, or alternatively contact Lynette Hill on (08) 9261 6514 or email

Appointment to all positions at Legal Aid WA are subject to a satisfactory national criminal history check, integrity and conflict checks, and 100-point identification check.

Substantive Equality

Legal Aid WA is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our organisation. 

Other Conditions

This selection process will be initially used to fill the above vacancy and it might also be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout our organisation. Alternatively should the successful candidate decline or vacate the advertised position, the next most suitable candidate may be selected from this process. Both options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months (unless otherwise stated) from the completion date of the initial selection process. Should no suitable candidate be identified, or an offer declined, the panel may search for further candidates beyond the closing date. 

- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
- jdf la20118.pdf

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Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time


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