Women’s Legal Service NSW (WLS) is a community legal centre for disadvantaged women in NSW. We are a leading human rights and social justice advocacy organisation.

Women’s Legal Service NSW

Women’s Legal Service NSW is a community legal centre for disadvantaged women in NSW.

 Current Vacancies:

Assistant Principal Solicitor
Full Time Permanent Position

We are pleased to announce that on the retirement of our long time Principal Solicitor, Janet Loughman, Assistant Principal Solicitor Pip Davis has been appointed to the position. This creates a new opportunity for a senior solicitor to join the team in the role of Assistant Principal Solicitor.

The Assistant Principal Solicitor will be expected to take a leadership role in the organisation, supervising legal staff and managing rosters, partnerships and strategic direction. The Assistant Principal Solicitor is expected to act up as Principal Solicitor whenever the Principal Solicitor is on leave.

The position also involves legal advice, casework, community legal education, law reform and advocacy for women.

We advise and represent women in a range of practice areas including discrimination, family law, domestic violence, sexual assault and victims compensation.

The position is based in our Sydney office and requires attendance at outreach locations, courts and prisons.

WLS considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s. 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Salary range: $106,206 – $117,981 pa.

We offer flexible working conditions and fringe benefits.

Applications addressing the full selection criteria set out in the position description should be marked ‘confidential’ and forwarded to the Executive Officer, PO Box 206 Lidcombe 1825 or by email to reception@wlsnsw.org.au by 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

We plan to conduct interviews for the position at our office in Lidcombe on Monday 9 November.

Download Position Description

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Download Guide for Applicants


For information about volunteering with us see Volunteer with WLS NSW

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