Managing Solicitor – Criminal Law Practice

Managing Solicitor – Criminal Law Practice

  • Senior Professional 2 (SP2) – $142,543 – $155,362 plus Superannuation
  • 4 Year Contract
  • Alice Springs

About the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission:
The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission (NT Legal Aid) is an independent statutory authority established under the Legal Aid Act 1990. Our purpose is to ensure that people in the Northern Territory understand their legal rights and disadvantaged people have access to quality legal services, and to uphold a fair Northern Territory and national justice system.

About the role:
This role provides a unique opportunity to manage a regional Legal Aid office in the Northern Territory. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm and interest in ensuring access to justice to disadvantaged people in the Northern Territory.  Under the supervision of the Managing Practitioner Criminal Law, the Managing Solicitor will manage and coordinate the Alice Springs Office of NT Legal Aid, including supervision of solicitors and administrative staff. The Managing Solicitor will also provide high quality legal representation for people charged with criminal offences in Northern Territory courts.

About you:
You are an experienced Senior Crime Solicitor with significant experience in the practice of criminal law including extensive advocacy experience. You will have demonstrated staff and practice management experience, including capacity to supervise and train professional staff, and manage change as well as the ability to provide leadership in the provision of legal assistance to vulnerable people in the criminal justice system.

Crucial in your success in this role is your strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to influence and negotiate, to engage and build collaborative relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds.

Employee benefits:
NT Legal Aid offers attractive employment benefits such as 6 weeks annual leave and salary packaging. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on meeting the criminal law needs of vulnerable people in the Northern Territory.

How to apply:
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to attach a resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria (maximum 2 pages).

Applications must be submitted by email to by 10am, Monday 30 January 2023.

Further Information:
A duty statement, including selection criteria can be obtained from here.

Further information on the role, please contact Jane Irwin, Managing Practitioner – Crime on 08 8999 3000 or

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