The Management Committee of the Environmental Defender’s Office WA (Inc) (EDOWA) is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Principal Solicitor.
EDOWA is a community legal centre that provides high quality, free or low cost legal advice and representation to members of the community in public interest environmental law matters across WA. We also educate the community about environmental law, and advocate for environmental law reform. EDOWA is vital to provide checks and balances that ensure environmental decisions are made with due regard for the law.
The new Principal Solicitor will manage all facets of EDOWA’s legal practice, including management of litigation (including representation in court, tribunals and other forums); provision of legal advice; communication with clients and stakeholders; participation in legal education activities and law reform; management of the activities of the EDOWA office and operations (including supervision of junior legal staff, professional staff and volunteers, financial management, and oversight of fundraising activities).
Experience in the community legal sector or working within community services would be highly beneficial.
How to apply for this job
To be considered for this position applicants must address the key selection criteria in a letter of no more than 3 pages and provide a CV and references.
Please send an electronic version of these materials to DDoherty@edowa.org.au using the subject line: EOI for Principal Solicitor EDOWA.
Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 25 February.
Please note that the Management Committee will consider applications as they are received and that interviews will commence quickly after suitable applications are received. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.