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
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 Sydney CBD office, commencing as soon as possible.
Not-for-profit Law provides free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations around Australia.
As a PLT student within NFP Law, you will receive training and supervision and will gain experience in working with not-for-profit clients with a broad range of legal needs. You will have the opportunity to participate in:
taking instructions from clients (not-for-profit organisations)
assisting lawyers to assess enquiries for eligibility
drafting legal information resources, letters and referral documents
conducting legal research
referring matters to Justice Connect member law firms and barristers, and
assisting with the preparation of training materials and attending training sessions (where there are suitable training sessions running during the placement).
We are looking for applicants who:
have completed or are close to completing the College of Law Practical Legal Training program, or an equivalent program at another institution
can volunteer 3 or more days a week, and
undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.
PLT placements at Justice Connect are unpaid positions.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.
Applications will be assessed on a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.
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 of placement you can commit to, and
the details of your GDLP provider.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single Word or PDF file including ' PLT Application - Not-for-profit Service - Sydney ' in the subject line.
For more info: https://justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/
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.
You must: 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.
Aboriginal Family Law Services
We are seeking a Managing Solicitor to work at our office in Kalgoorlie 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.
To be considered for this position you need to meet the following criteria:
Eligible for unrestricted practice certificate from the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia
Admitted or eligible for admittance to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia
Legal qualifications relevant to the position with copies provided
Minimum of 2 years’ legal practice experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience managing staff
Excellent communication skills including oral and written
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
Demonstrated ability to travel to remote areas to deliver services to clients and the community
Post graduate education in Aboriginal Family Violence issues
Experience working with Aboriginal people
Experience working within family law or welfare based legal representation
5 years legal practice experience
Experience in family law, protection and care matters, criminal injuries compensation and/or violence restraining orders
Experience in delivering community legal education
Essential Eligibility Requirements
Current ‘C’ Class WA Driver’s License
Current Police Clearance Certificate
Current Working with Children Check
AFLS offers an attractive salary package including remote allowances and superannuation, as well as 5 weeks’ annual leave and salary sacrifice options.
relocation costs may be offered to successful applicants
Applications must include a Letter of Introduction, a Statement Addressing the Selection Criteria and a Resume including names of two (2) referees.
Applications should be submitted by close of business Friday 30 August 2019 , to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Human Resources, AFLS, PO Box 5254, East Victoria Park, WA 6981.