Principal Solicitor – Women's Legal Service NSW – Lidcombe

Position: Principal Solicitor – Family Law

Organisation: Women's Legal Service NSW

Location: Lidcombe NSW

Close date: 18 October 2019

Women’s Legal Service NSW (WLS) is a leading and innovative not for profit organisation in Australia. WLS provides high quality legal and social support services to women, specialising in the areas of family law, domestic violence, sexual assault, child protection, discrimination and victims support.

The Service is committed to the creation of a society in which woman are safe from violence, are heard and respected, and receive a fair and just legal outcome. The Principal Solicitor works closely with the Executive Officer to support this vision and build safer futures for women and their children who have experienced domestic, family and sexual violence.

As a key spokesperson for the service you will engage with stakeholders to raise awareness, and drive critical law reform while supporting a range of community engagement programs.

You will work closely with the assistant principal solicitor to lead and manage the WLS legal team including a large team of staff and volunteer solicitors, students and community access officers to deliver a range of specialised, trauma-informed programs, including legal information, advice and casework services to vulnerable women.

You will have the opportunity to work holistically and creatively in a family friendly environment. We strive to achieve a healthy work/life balance for all employees.