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Civil, Commercial & Employment Law Branch and Migration and Citizenship Litigation Branch in Legal Group at Department of Home Affairs are progressing with Principal Legal Officer rounds. 

All applications should be lodged on-line in accordance with the instructions set out on the Department’s website at

Contact officer: Sarah Marshall may be contacted on 02 5127 8695.

An opportunity exists for a highly experienced legal practitioner to be appointed as the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Northern Territory.

The right candidate will be an exceptional senior legal practitioner with admission of at least 10 years, and:

  • Possess an ability to operate
    with professional integrity and independently make sound decisions at the highest level.

  • Be cabable of communicating effectively with the public, judicial officers, police, government agencies, and the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

  • Have substantial practical experience in criminal law and highly developed legal and advocacy skills.

  • Proven budget and people management capabilities.

Expressions of interest with supporting details and referees should be addressed to: Gemma Lake, Acting CEO, Department of the Attorney-General and Justice GPO Box 1722, Darwin NT 0801 or emailing

The closing date is 30 September 2021.

Enquiries should be directed to Ms Lake on telephone (08) 8935 7400.

Further information about the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions can be found at

We are the largest and only National Specialist Family Law Firm in Australia.  Australian Family Law or AFL has also successfully merged several leading family law firms under the banner of ‘Australian Family Lawyers’ and occupies a unique position as the market leader in the provision of quality family and relationship legal advice to Australians and overseas clients. 

The Role

AFL has created a new and exciting opportunity for a Family Lawyer in our Canberra ACT office.

You will understand Canberra or may be moving to this part of the world to break into an exciting new market.  We get it, we love Canberra.

As a Senior Associate you will have between 5 - 8 years experience and you are keen to contribute to our existing success in Canberra. You will be goal oriented in achieving exceptional outcomes for clients and AFL. Possessing strong business acumen, you will understand the importance of managing time, achieving commercial outcomes, and be disciplined in debtor and time management. You thrive on creating productive networks and referral relationships in your area.

Application Process

Applications via Seek will be managed by our ACT State Leader, Courtney Mullen. Please respond by directing all applications in confidence to Seek.

To receive a copy of our “Life at AFL” candidate briefing pack with further insights into AFL and work life with us, please email so our HR team can send you more information.

Please visit our website or follow us on Facebook at Australian Family Lawyers. 

NAAJA provides legal aid for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, with offices in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

NAAJA is seeking a Senior Criminal Solicitor to join our Darwin Criminal Law team.

Successful applicants will have a commitment to providing access to justice and a demonstrated empathy and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history and culture.

The right candidate will have:

§  At least 5 years post-admission experience

§  Significant experience in criminal trial and/or appellate work, including in superior courts

§  Excellent communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings

The position offers attractive employment benefits including:

§  Salary of CrimLO4 $94,084 – $100,312 per annum (dependent on experience) plus superannuation

§  Salary packaging options

§  6 weeks annual leave per year with leave loading

§  Annual airfare

Applications must be submitted by 3 October 2021.

Please note: applicants for this position must address the selection criteria in their written application, which should be sent to

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. 

Defence Legal in the Department of Defence is seeking proactive Lawyers and Senior Lawyers with a collaborative mindset.

The roles involve providing strategic level advice to the Department of Defence on intelligence law matters and providing legal support across a broad range of legal issues to the Defence Intelligence Group, which includes the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation and Defence Intelligence Organisation.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 03 November 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DESG/04618/21 at