Are you a law student and avid tweeter/soap-box orator/blog writer? Want to get paid to just be yourself? Of course you do.
Survive Law is looking for a Head Writer to create kooky, hilarious, useful and relatable content for our blog. We’ll be accepting applications from law students studying at Australian universities to take on this exciting role. Applications are welcomed from students throughout Australia, though the role is based in Sydney, NSW so we'd prefer if you were in the same city.
As Head Writer, you will be responsible for:
Creating sassy posts for our thousands of Facebook followers (and budding Instagram page);
Liaising with writing teams across Australia and New Zealand to create monthly story boards and setting Survive Law's publishing schedule;
Writing and editing blog and news articles for publication; and
Researching and conducting interviews on legal news, events, study, careers and wellbeing issues.
To be successful in this role, you will need to be a talented communicator who understands what Survive Law is all about. Here's what we're looking for:
A keen eye and good attention to detail;
Written communication skills (duh);
A brilliant sense of humour;
Rudimentary web design skills (not a deal breaker if you don't have them);
People skills (law students are people after all); and
A genuine passion for law student issues and continuing to develop Survive Law as a supportive, fun resource for all law students.
Some writing and/or editing experience will be helpful in this role but is not essential. Although you will be managing the New Zealand blog, Facebook page and writing team, detailed knowledge of New Zealand law schools or legal system is also not essential.
This is a paid, part-time role, ideal for students in their second or third year of a combined degree or second year of a stand-alone LLB or JD. The successful candidate will need to be able to dedicate 2 days a week to Survive Law for at least a year. However, with Survive Law taking further steps towards world domination this year, there is plenty of room for growth.
If this sounds like the job for you, email Eric at email@example.com with:
A brief cover letter, including three interesting facts about you that aren’t on your CV;
A CV outlining relevant experience and skills;
Three ideas for blog articles, in less than 100 words;
We’re looking for someone who writes with flair, not a robot! Ditch your template cover letter and let us know who you really are! If you can write about your experiences as a law student in a way that other law students will find hilarious, helpful or perhaps horrifyingly familiar, there’s a good chance we’ll call you for an interview. Elle Woods-style video resumes are more than welcome.
Applications close at midnight on Friday, 23rd August 2019.
ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW
Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and over 20 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As the Solicitor I-III in Lismore you will be responsible for:
Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities
Conducting an effective legal practice
Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities
The successful applicant will have:
Experience in family law and/or care and protection law;
Experience in providing services to clients from disadvantaged backgrounds;
An ability to provide outreach, duty, advice services and representation within the Northern Rivers region and Brisbane.
At least 3 years post admission experience in either family law or care and protection
Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW
Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement
Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check
Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency
HOW TO APPLY
Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.
Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.
Applicants are requested to attach:
current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)
cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:
What post admission experience do you have in the conduct of Family Law and Care and Protection matters?
What are the challenges in representing socially and/or economically disadvantaged clients. How have you identified these and what steps have you taken to best meet the client's needs?
The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.
This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.
Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.
If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: firstname.lastname@example.org .
1x Ongoing Opportunity at Lismore (35HPW)
Enquiries: Kylie Sexton on (02) 6620 7109 or Kylie.Sexton@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
Applying for a Role
Working at Legal Aid NSW
Package up to $124K
Jobs Board Ref No. 00006TY3
Closing Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019 [11:59PM]
HALC is currently looking for two volunteer/PLT/Law Students/Solicitors to join our team for an immediate start.
About the organisation:
The HIV/AIDS Legal Centre provides free legal services to people affected by, and those most at risk of, HIV and Hep C (HCV) on HIV/HCV related legal matters.
We deal with a range of HIV/Hep C related legal issues including -
Volunteers perform a variety of day-to-day tasks including -
delivery of legal advice under the direct supervision of a solicitor;
drafting of legal advice, submissions, applications to courts & tribunals and other legal correspondence
maintaining accurate files and legal records
casework and client interviews under directions from Solicitors;
general administrative work
researching legal and administrative laws and procedures;
sensitivity to people affected by HIV and Hep C
sensitivity towards clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, the LGBTI community, Sex Workers, and persons with disabilities
Ability to work fairly independently and with quick instructions. Proactively working on files allocated to you. (All work is supervised and monitored by Solicitors)
ability to work under pressure
basic computer skills
ability to work in a small team/open office environment
We request applicants to commit to at least 3 days per week over a 3 month period (preferably 4/5 days per week when completing PLT requirements ).
Send in your brief resume and cover letter indicating the number of days and specific days you will be able to work for to email@example.com
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.