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Criminal Solicitor, Katherine

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NAAJA provides legal aid for Indigenous people in the Top End of the Northern Territory, with offices in Darwin and Katherine. We are considered to be a leading Australian legal service and have received both national and Northern Territory human rights awards for our work.

We are committed to providing quality representation for our clients and bringing about long term change in the justice system through law reform and education.

Our staff are motivated, dedicated and do work that matters. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

NAAJA has a vacancy in its Katherine criminal team. We are seeking a criminal lawyer with initiative, common sense and a commitment to providing access to justice for Aboriginal people. We welcome applications from legal practitioners with a minimum of 12 months post-admission experience.

NAAJA’s criminal lawyers have a busy caseload with a mix of cases that reflects their level of experience. Our lawyers appear regularly in the Court of Summary Jurisdiction and, where appropriate, the Supreme Court.

NAAJA’s Katherine office services a number of remote communities in the region, including Barunga, Beswick, Ngukurr, Kalkaringi, Lajamanu, Timber Creek and Yarralin. Staff are required to travel approximately once a month to provide legal services to clients before circuit courts in these communities.

It is essential that applicants have a demonstrated empathy and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history and culture. Minimum 12 months post-admission experience is required.

A competitive salary package is offered, with fringe benefits and Remote, Rental & Annual Airfare allowances. Interested parties are invited to obtain an information package from the NAAJA website. To be considered for the position please address the selection criteria contained with the duty statement and forward your application (preferably by email) by close of business 3rd December 2015 to:

Natalie Kelada

HR Manager

GPO Box 1064

DARWIN NT 0801

natalie.kelada@naaja.org.au

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