Central Coast Community Legal Centre
Central Coast Community Legal Centre (CCCLC) is seeking 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.
Based on government COVID criteria, our current office layout can only safely accommodate a small number of volunteers hence we no longer accept under graduates.
Have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
Be able to work 2 days a week (block placements are unlikely as it affects the number of volunteers we can offer a placement)
Complete at least 75 days and
Attend a compulsory two-day General Orientation and Intake Training.
We are scheduling interviews from 27 th January for the next intake:
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 75 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 telephone based legal advice to disadvantaged people. Our outreach locations are not currently operating due to COVID. We advise unrepresented litigants in Traffic and AVO matters at Wyong Local Court, AVO matters at Gosford 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
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Help shape PIAC’s strategy for working with First Nations people
Public interest casework and legal policy advocacy
Permanent, full or part time, identified role
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is a community legal centre that works for social justice by driving changes to laws, policies and practices that cause or entrench disadvantage, through strategic legal casework and systemic policy advocacy.
We work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations, to protect and promote human rights, in areas including policing, youth justice, child protection and truth- telling. Our work reflects the priorities and goals identified by our clients and/or partner Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and representative bodies.
As a Senior Solicitor you will lead, or as a Solicitor play a central role in delivering, PIAC’s work to advance justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Solicitor or Senior Solicitor opportunity
Identified position available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only
Permanent, full time or part time considered
Sydney, CBD location, with remote work supported
This is a role for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Solicitor or Senior Solicitor with strong legal practical skills and the capacity to identify and develop innovative legal, policy and political strategies to address ATSI justice issues. You will have:
Eligibility to apply for NSW Practising Certificate
3+ years post-admission legal practice experience
This position is intended as a special measure for the purposes of s 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and the subject of an exemption granted under s 126 of the Anti- Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
If you would like to join us in working to remove barriers to justice, please send your resume along with a covering letter and responses to the selection criteria included in the position description that can be downloaded at https://piac.asn.au/about-us/careers/
Inquiries should be directed to Annie Barker via email@example.com
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org , including Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice in the subject field. Please note there is no application close date and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.
Designation: PLT Student—Family, Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice
Duration: 75 days Tertiary Studies Placement (unpaid)
Hours of Work: 28 hours per week—flexible
Reporting to: Director, Family, Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice
Date of Review: January 2021
Caxton Legal Centre opens the doors of justice by unlocking the law.
Caxton Legal Centre aims to:
build a just and inclusive society in which diversity, civic responsibility and human rights are valued and promoted
advocate for the development of the law
assist and empower people who would otherwise be denied access to justice
educate the community about legal issues.
Purpose of Position
The role of the PLT student is to provide paralegal support, administration and research assistance to the lawyers within the Family, Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice. The PLT Student is expected to be enrolled in a PLT program at a recognised Australian university or college, be highly motivated, resourceful and have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Essential Skills, Abilities and Qualities
excellent verbal and written communication skills
high level of computer literacy and competency in legal research databases
proficiency in client relations, including the ability to deal with queries and complaints with discretion (confidentially and tactfully where appropriate)
high-level attention to detail
empathy in dealing with clients
ability to prioritise and organise workflow independently
ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of legal staff and social workers
client work, paralegal work and administration tasks
undertake client follow up as directed by supervising solicitor
attend client meetings and prepare file notes
prepare and draft legal documentation such as correspondence and court documents
conduct research for case work, law reform and community legal education projects
maintain a filing system for all advice and casework clients
liaise with clients, lawyers, the courts and other external stakeholders
be aware of and comply with the Centre’s Risk Management Guide, policies and procedures
attend team meetings
participate in strategic planning and team-building activities undertaken by the Centre
participate in professional clinical supervision
Currently enrolled in a PLT program at an Australian university or college with a requirement to complete 75 days’ work experience.
High level of research and written communication
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to liaise with a broad range of people in a variety of
Commitment to maintaining
Understanding of social justice and human rights.
Please forward your resume and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to email@example.com by Friday 12 February 2021 with the following subject line: [Your Surname], [Your First Name]: PLT Family, Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice Application.