First Nations programs

As part of our First Nations Strategic Plan we are committed to increasing First Nations staffing levels in order to better reflect the diversity of our community.

Legal Aid’s commitment to cultural safety and constant improvement of service delivery to the First Nations Community is underpinned by our First Nations Strategic Plan.  We offer ongoing support to First Nations employees through our First Nations Staff Network which connects all our First Nations staff from across Western Australia through an email group and regular yarns.  The Coordinator - First Nations Services also provides professional and personal support to First Nations staff.

We strive to provide a working environment that is culturally safe and supportive to all of our employees and be recognised within the First Nations communities as an employer of choice. We strongly encourage First Nations people with suitable skills and experience to apply for all advertised positions with Legal Aid WA.

Red and yellow circle logo next to words Reconciliation WA Legal Aid WA is committed to improving relationships between the broader Western Australian community and First Nations Australians through reconciliation. We are proud members of Reconciliation WA.

In addition to advertised vacancies, we also offer the following work experience and employment pathways. Click on each heading to read more about each program.

First Nations Law Student Internship

Legal Aid WA offers work experience placements to First Nations people who are studying law (or a similar degree) at university.

Public Sector Traineeships

First Nations people under 24 can apply to undertake a 12 month paid traineeship with Legal Aid WA.

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Reviewed: 10 August 2022


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