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 email@example.com
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
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Public Interest Law NSW team. As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas.
We are recruiting for a PLT student to work 2-5 days per week for a minimum of 50 days with an early August start. Position will be advertised until filled.
Public Interest Law NSW casework is a central part of Justice Connect’s strategy of delivering access to justice through pro bono legal assistance. The Public Interest Law NSW service makes referrals to barristers and solicitors on behalf of individuals experiencing disadvantage, and organisations that assist them, or where the matter is in the public interest.
Public Interest Law NSW PLTs will undertake the following:
intake of new telephone enquiries
taking information and communicating with clients
file management: maintaining accurate client information
providing supervised legal information to clients
supporting the work of Public Interest Law NSW projects, including communicating with lawyers, case workers, courts/tribunals
drafting correspondence and referral memoranda
legal research, analysis and problem solving
To be eligible for this position, you must:
Have completed your law degree
Be currently completing your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (through College of law or an equivalent institution)
be prepared to attend Justice Connect at least two days per week for a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training
not yet be admitted to practice
As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas. Applications will be assessed on a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.
For more information on what to expect from your placement: https://www.justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/what-expect
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.
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 – Public Interest Law Service - Sydney” in the email subject line.
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.