Pool Ref LA22479
PSCA 2021, Specified Calling Level 1 or 2, up to $106,179 gross per annum + super + benefits

Pool Recruitment - Civil Law Division

At Legal Aid WA, we continue to widen access to justice in a culturally safe and inclusive environment. We are committed to just and equitable treatment for First Nations people and communities.  As a measure to achieve equality, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. First Nations people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Pool

This pool recruitment process will be used to fill fixed term, permanent, full time and part time vacancies that may arise over a period of 12 months from the date of finalisation of the recruitment process.

The Civil Law Division currently has a number of fixed term positions available, working on projects with fixed term funding, and covering leave. The positions provide an excellent opportunity for practitioners to gain experience in unique areas of civil law.

About the Division

The Civil Law Division incorporates a number of services. This includes Elder Rights WA, NDIS Appeals, self-represented litigants service in the Federal Court, the Defence and Veterans Legal Service, Your Story – the Disability Royal Commission and services related to money, housing, work and migration. We are a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, social workers, coordinators, paralegals and support staff.

About you

We are looking for a pool of dynamic and diverse lawyers to operate in the Civil Law Division, providing advice and representation services to clients, as well as engaging with key stakeholders. Ideally, you will have some experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and have an interest in working in a trauma-informed context, within a multi-disciplinary team. An understanding of the issues impacting the clients who access our services is highly regarded. 

Law Graduates due to be admitted in Western Australia on or before 9 December 2022 are eligible to apply.

About us and what we can offer you

Legal Aid WA is an independent statutory authority funded by the State Government and Commonwealth Government. 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 client-centred services and fosters a culture of inclusion. We appreciate differing viewpoints and cultural diversity and value all perspectives as we strive for excellent client 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.

Please visit to find out more about us.

The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides an overview of the solicitor role, along with the selection criteria against which you will be assessed throughout the selection process. Alignment with Legal Aid’s values will also be considered in the panel’s assessment of candidates.  Please take time to familiarise yourself with the role prior to applying.

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

  • current CV (maximum 5 pages)
  • cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your interest in the role, demonstrating any relevant experience you may have to the role advertised, and whether you are available for short-term / fixed term appointments.

Click the “Apply for Job” button at bottom of this page to submit your application. 


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 Kate Ross on (08) 9261 6451 and quote recruitment ID LA22479.

Further information

Download the documents attached for more information about how to apply for a job with Legal Aid.

If after reading the attachments you have any additional questions, please contact Gemma Mitchell, Director Civil Law Division on 9261 6507 or by email to

If you are a First Nations person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64 or go online to:

For First Nations specific information regarding working at Legal Aid WA, including our First Nations Staff Network, please visit First Nations Employment

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.

Pool conditions

As this is a pool, positions will be offered on a full-time or part-time, permanent or fixed-term basis.

This selection process may also be used to fill other similar positions throughout our organisation that arise within the term of the pool.

It is important to note that appointment to the pool is not a guarantee that you will be offered a term of employment.

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

- guidelines for job applicants 2021.pdf
- la22479 - solicitor civil - scl 1 or 2 - jdf.pdf

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


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