Senior Solicitor – Criminal Law Practice

  • Senior Professional 1 (SP1) $126,030 – $140,795 plus Superannuation
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Darwin

If you have already applied you do not need to reapply, your application will be taken to be submitted.

About the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission:
The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission (Legal Aid NT) 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:
Under the supervision of the Managing Solicitor of the Darwin Criminal Law Practice, the Senior Solicitor will provide high quality legal advice and representation for legal aid clients charged with criminal offences in a broad range of criminal law areas, including but not limited to pleas and trials in the NT Supreme Court.

About you:
You are an experienced Senior Solicitor with significant experience and ability in advocacy including, but not limited to, NT Supreme Court trials or equivalent and Appellate matters with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the laws of evidence, criminal law and criminal procedure. You will have demonstrated skills in providing high level advice (oral and written) on legal issues within limited constraints, including an ability to perform duties without direct supervision and under a high degree of pressure.

Crucial in your success in this role is your high level interpersonal and communication and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to liaise and communicate effectively with staff, external stakeholders and clients with complex needs and from diverse backgrounds.

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

How to apply:
To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume, a statement addressing the selection criteria (maximum 2 pages), and copies of your tertiary qualifications.

Applications must be submitted by email to by 4pm Monday, 11 March 2024.

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

Further information on the role, please contact Human Resources on 08 8999 3000 or

Legal Aid NT values diversity. We encourage people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodate people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments.

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