Public Interest Advocacy Centre
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is currently recruiting for two Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid but reasonable travel costs are reimbursed. PLTs are supervised by a Senior Solicitor within our strategic litigation team, and have an opportunity to work with lawyers and policy officers across our organisation. The major projects currently being undertaken by PIAC with a strong legal component include the generalist strategic litigation practice and the Indigenous Justice Program.
PIAC’s strategic litigation team conduct high impact strategic litigation that achieves positive outcomes for significant groups of disadvantaged people. We bring test cases that create important legal precedents that protect human rights and promote social justice for disadvantaged people. The Volunteer PLT Placements will contribute to the provision of a successful, innovative, and responsive legal practice through assisting with PIAC’s telephone information and advice service and with PIAC’s litigation and associated policy and law reform, training and administrative work. We accept students who have completed or are close to completion of their law degree, and we generally ask PLTs to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week, for a minimum of 60 days in total.However, we are open to requests for flexible working arrangements. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply for these positions. A job description setting out the selection criteria and how to apply for these positions is available at:
https://www.piac.asn.au/about-us/careers/ For further information about future recruitment of PLTs, please contact Senior Solicitor Julia Mansour by email on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications close: 12 October 2018
Placements commence: Mid-November 2018
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) seeks a dedicated person to join its team of committed human rights lawyers as a Practical Legal Trainee (students who hold a law degree and who are undertaking a course for practical admission as a lawyer). There are multiple positions available in our Randwick office, and our Outreach Service offices.
Responsibilities include research, drafting statements, observing and assisting with client appointments, accompanying lawyers to client meetings and DIBP interviews and variousother administrative and legal tasks. You will receive on-the-job training and supervision.
You will have had previous volunteer experience and be able to demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice, an understanding of the issues that affect people seeking asylum, and a capacity to problem-solve. You will have administrative and organisational experience, and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner. You will also need initiative and a sense of humour.
These are unpaid positions.
RACS is an independent community legal centre with a vision of a world where people seeking asylum and refugees who seek Australia's protection are able to live their lives with dignity, security, family unity and freedom. RACS provides free, specialist legal services for people seeking asylum and refugees.Through individual advice sessions, community education and public advocacy, RACS strives to ensure that individuals and families at risk of persecution gain access to equal and fair representation before the law. Requirements: You must also be enrolled in, or about to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at College of Law or the equivalent at a participating university. It would be preferable if you are available to work a minimum of 3 or 4 days per week. We have a required minimum of 60 days.
To apply, please email a cover letter setting out your interest in working at RACS and your suitability for the role, along with a current resume to email@example.com . Please include how many days per week you can commit to and when you are available to start. Please note shortlisted candidates may also be required to attend an interview.
RACS values diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) backgrounds and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and LGBTI communities.
HIV/AIDS Legal Centre
Surry Hills NSW, Australia
HIV/AIDS Legal Centre is a State and Federally funded not-for-profit Community Legal Centre.
We are seeking full-time and part time volunteer law students/PLT students/solicitors.
HALC provides legal advice and representation to people with HIV related legal matters. We provide legal services to people who are HIV positive and those at risk of HIV.
The areas of law we practice in include:
wills and end of life planning
superannuation insurance claims (TDP)
health related complaints
HALC has four employed lawyers. Volunteer and placement students are given a wide range of legal work experience in a supportive professional environment.
Central Coast Community Legal Centre
Wyong NSW, Australia
Central Coast Community Legal Centre (CCCLC) is seeking full-time or part-time volunteers wishing to complete their practical legal training in a busy generalist practice that provides free legal services to people living, working or studying on the Central Coast. These are unpaid positions.
Have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
Ideally be able to work at least 2 days a week and
Attend a compulsory two-day General Orientation and Intake Training.
Scheduled 2018 orientation dates are:
30 th April and 1 st May 2018
2 nd July and 3 rd July 2018
3 rd and 4 th September 2018
5 th and 6 th November 2018
Applications aimed for particular orientation dates should be submitted at least three weeks prior. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and assessed on relevant skills as well as a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who live on the Central Coast and candidates who want to complete at least 45 days with CCCLC.
Email your resume and academic transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
During your placement with CCCLC you can expect to be exposed to a wide range of legal matters, including debt, fines, family, employment, discrimination, motor vehicle accidents, Apprehended Violence Orders and more!
You will gain experience in providing legal information and referral services by telephone, interviewing clients, attending outreach locations, drafting legal letters and court documents, undertaking legal research, developing community legal education materials, engaging in community development and participating in systemic advocacy.
Based in Wyong NSW, CCCLC provides free legal advice to homeless people at Coast Shelter in Gosford; to disadvantaged people at Toukley Neighbourhood Centre and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at Mingaletta at Umina. We advise unrepresented litigants in Traffic and AVO matters at Wyong Local Court and operate a Children’s Court Assistance Scheme at Wyong, Woy Woy and Broadmeadow Children’s Courts.
Become a part of our friendly and committed team of volunteers who work together to provide access to justice to the people who really need it most on the Central Coast