Aboriginal Family Law Services
We are seeking a Managing Solicitor to work at our office in Carnarvon for a fixed term period through to 30 th June 2020 with possibility of extension. The successful applicant will help shape the direction of the Aboriginal Family Law Services in the respective region and work with a degree of independence.
The Managing Solicitor is responsible for the delivery of legal services, including family law, care and protection matters, family violence restraining orders and criminal injuries compensation. The successful applicant will provide legal advice, court representation and community legal education to Aboriginal people who have suffered, or are experiencing, family violence within their community.
In addition, the successful applicant will have managing responsibilities for the 4/5 staff in the regional office and will be required to oversee internal administration practices . This includes overseeing internal administration systems including CLASS, file management, filing and IT systems as well as other administrative and managerial duties including annual appraisals for staff reporting to this role, and approval of leave requests and time sheets
Central Coast Community Legal Centre
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 2019 orientation dates are:
18 th and 19 th February 2019
29 th and 30 th April 2019
1 st July and 2 nd July 2019
2 nd and 3 rd September 2019
4 th and 5 th November 2019
Applications aimed for particular orientation dates should be submitted at least three weeks prior to allow interviews to take place. 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 email@example.com
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 and Yerin - Elanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre at Wyong. 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
PLT Placement - Immigration Outreach, Legal Aid NSW
Legal Aid NSW's Immigration Outreach Practice invites applications from law graduates and final year law students who are undertaking Practical Legal Training (PLT). The opportunity involves assisting our immigration outreach lawyers with advice and casework services. The position will be based in our head office (near Central), with opportunities to attend our immigration advice clinics in Auburn, Liverpool, Fairfield, Blacktown and/ or Bankstown.
This is an unpaid position. It is a part-time placement, ideally 3-4 days per week.
Your main responsibilities would include assisting clients to complete immigration forms, legal research, drafting letters, and possibly assisting with casework under the direction of experienced solicitors.
About Legal Aid NSW's Immigration Law Practice
For details about our immigration law practice, please see: http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/civil-law/immigration-service
Please note our immigration outreach lawyers mainly see clients at the early stage of their immigration issues. We do minimal court work.
We provide free legal advice and our focus is on helping people to resolve legal issues as early as possible. We also provide community legal education to community groups.
A cover letter (no longer than two pages) addressing the following criteria:
Completion of law degree or final year law student;
Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
Experience in an office environment; and
Ability to communicate in plain English.
The following experience / skills would also be highly valued, and should be mentioned, if applicable:
Completion of immigration or refugee law subject as part of your law degree; and/or
Experience communicating with migrant or refugee communities.
Please indicate which days of the week you are available.
Please email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be submitted by midnight on 28 April 2019.
Justice Connect is a community legal centre, delivering access to justice through pro bono to people experiencing disadvantage and the community organisations that support them.
We currently have positions available to work with our specialist legal service Not-for-profit Law, based in our Melbourne office, minimum 3 days per week. Start date late April to early May (negotiable). Not-for-profit Law provides free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations around Australia.
As a Practical Legal Training (PLT) student with Not-for-profit Law, you will receive training and supervision with the opportunity to participate in:
Taking instructions and communicating with clients (not-for-profit organisations);
Assisting the Duty Lawyer to assess matters for assistance;
Legal research and the preparation of materials for the Not-for-profit Law website;
Drafting advice and referral documents; and
Assisting with the preparation of training materials and attending training sessions.
Applications will be assessed on a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.
Melbourne office is located in the Melbourne CBD. This is an unpaid position.
have commenced or completed your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) at College of Law or an equivalent institution;
be able to attend the office 3 or more days a week
undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.
Applications will be assessed on 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.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.
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.
For information on how to apply and what to expect from your placement, please go to www.justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/ .
How to Apply: Send you cover letter and CV as a single Word or PDF file to email@example.com . Please include “PLT Application – Not for Profit Law Melbourne” in the email subject line.