Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal Services NQ
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Service NQ Inc. (ATSIWLSNQ) is a community legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in North Queensland.
ATSIWLSNQ is seeking applications for a volunteer PLT Student to assist our solicitors in their day to day legal work. You will be:
Drafting affidavits and other court documents for clients
Filing Court Documents
Attending Court with the Solicitors.
You will be expected to attend our office at a minimum of 1 day per week.
How to apply
To apply, please submit the following to Cherie McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org :
Cover Letter (no more than 2 pages)
Salvos Legal Humanitarian is an award-winning, pro-bono law firm which provides free legal services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our communities. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army, Salvos Legal Humanitarian is fully funded by Salvos Legal – a parallel social enterprise law firm specialising in commercial and property law. This unique social enterprise model has enabled Salvos Legal Humanitarian to act for free in over 20,000 matters to date.
Salvos Legal Humanitarian is offering volunteer internships to Solicitors looking to gain experience in the firm’s areas of practice (in particular criminal and immigration law). Interns assist the Partner and Associate in work undertaken for our clients, all on a pro bono basis. We offer lawyers a unique learning opportunity through “hands-on” experience in an award-winning law firm, combined with active mentoring from our highly respected staff team.
The successful candidate will possess:
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
Good attention to detail and time management skills;
Ability to serve legal clients with a high level of skill, initiative, discretion and judgment;
Team player with energy, flexibility and integrity;
Proven ability to work with clients from diverse cultural-linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds;
Admitted (or eligible for admission) to practice in the state of Victoria.
Applicants must be available at least three days a week (days to be negotiated) during business hours and willing to make a minimum commitment of four months.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Our Melbourne office is currently recruiting PLT students to work with our Homeless Law and Seniors Law Service. PLT students receive on-the-job legal training and supervision, providing valuable experience to set you up for your legal career.
We are recruiting for PLT students in 2019 and on an ongoing basis. Starting dates will vary. Working a minimum of 3 days per week, for a minimum of 50 days. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Homeless Law and Seniors Law are two dynamic legal teams at Justice Connect delivering access to justice through pro bono. Homeless Law provides legal assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, specialising in tenancy, infringements, guardianship and administration law and credit and debt. Seniors Law is a legal service for older Victorians, specialising in elder abuse and other legal issues associated with ageing.
Through the PLT placement, you will have the opportunity to participate in:
Intake of new telephone enquiries;
taking instructions and communicating with clients;
assessing matters for clinic appointments and drafting letters;
file management: inputting and maintaining accurate client information and communications;
delivering supervised legal information to clients;
supporting the work of the lawyers (internal and secondee lawyers) by communicating with lawyers, case workers and court and tribunal staff, and drafting correspondence and referral memoranda;
legal research, analysis and problem solving; and
Applications will be assessed on relevant skills and experience 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.
The Justice Connect Melbourne office is located in the Melbourne CBD. This is an unpaid position.
Be enrolled in, or have completed College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
Be able to work at least 3 days a week; and
Undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.
For information on what to expect from your placement, please go to https://justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/
How to Apply:
Applications should comprise of a single Word or PDF document including; a cover letter and CV.
Please ensure your cover letter includes:
· your available start date, your preferred days, how many days placement you can commit to and the details of your GDLP provider.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com as a single Word or PDF file including “PLT Application – Homeless Law & Seniors Law” in the email subject line.
A volunteer placement with Salvos Legal Humanitarian offers you a unique opportunity to:
Gain “hands on” experience in criminal, family and refugee and migration law and day-to-day case management in a best practice environment;
Develop your foundational legal skills through active mentoring from our respected staff team;
Gain 4 months experience towards your unrestricted practicing certificate in a social justice context;
Participate in our internal CLE program, earning a minimum of 5 CLE points during your 4 month internship;
Benefit from our staff well-being program, which supports both professional and personal development;
Join an innovative, energetic and friendly team in a boutique firm
To secure this exciting opportunity you will need to be a solicitor with a genuine interest in humanitarian law, and a commitment to volunteering full-time for four months. You will have strong communication and time-management skills, proven interpersonal skills including the ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds, and a desire to learn from more experienced practitioners while making an integral contribution to your team.
If you are an energetic and flexible lawyer with a heart for social justice, then you may well be the right person to join this team.
To apply, please forward your CV together with a one-page cover letter to:
Rebecca Cannell Volunteer & Education Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org