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Criminal Practice Manager

Be a part of one of Australia’s most dynamic, diverse and challenging legal practices.

NAAJA provides legal aid for Indigenous people in the Top End of the Northern Territory, with offices in Darwin and Katherine. We are recognised as a leading legal service and have received national and local human rights and crime prevention 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.

NAAJA’s criminal law section is the largest criminal defence practice in the Northern Territory, with a reputation for high quality advocacy. We represent Indigenous people in summary and indictable criminal matters in Darwin and remote circuit courts, and undertake significant Supreme Court trial and appellate work. We are looking for an experienced criminal lawyer to play an important leadership role in our team.

The Criminal Practice Manager works closely with the Managing Solicitor and Deputy Managing Solicitor, to ensure that the section is working effectively and efficiently and providing a high quality legal service to NAAJA’s clients.  The role suits an experienced practitioner looking for a management focus who can offer leadership to the team.  The package offered includes financial and non-financial benefits, the opportunity to maintain practicing experience while focusing on leadership skills and working with a close-knit team who are recognized as leaders in their field.

Successful applicants will have a commitment to providing access to justice and a demonstrated empathy and sensitivity to Aboriginal people, history and culture.  Aboriginal people are urged to apply.


Inquiries can be directed to the Managing Criminal Solicitor, Beth Wild at

Applications should address the selection criteria and be sent with a CV to by close of business 16th March 2016.

Basic Employment Conditions – Criminal Practice Manager

Duty Statement and Selection Criteria – Criminal Practice Manager