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 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 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’s Public Interest Law - Melbourne is currently looking for Practical Legal Trainees * (PLT’s) to start in November 2019 , minimum 50 days and minimum 3 days per week.
The Public interest Law team makes referrals to barristers and solicitors on behalf of individuals experiencing disadvantage. PLT students are a vital part of our work. Successful applicants will gain valuable and practical generalist experience working alongside experienced lawyers and barristers in the pursuit of social justice.
Some of the tasks that Public Interest Law PLTs undertake include:
Taking instructions from potential clients who are vulnerable
Engaging with other legal professionals
Managing intake of new online enquiries via Justice Connect online intake
File management: maintaining accurate client information
Providing supervised legal information to clients
Involvement in current and potential Public Interest Law projects, which may include researching of particular issues, preparing fact sheets, participating in discussions
Legal research, analysis and problem solving
Participate in making referrals which may include; liaising with barristers and lawyers, preparing referral memos, drafting counsel briefs and delivering briefs to counsel chambers.
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)
Undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect
Lawyers will not be considered
* Please note that PLT positions are unpaid *
The Justice Connect Melbourne office is located in the Melbourne CBD.
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 based on 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 closing at 9am Monday 28 th October and ideally placements will commence in mid-November.
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 – Melbourne” in the email subject line.
Refugee Advice & Casework Service
The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) seeks a dedicated person to join its team of committed human rights lawyers as a Practical Legal Trainee (students who hold a law degree and who are undertaking a course for practical admission as a lawyer). There are multiple positions available in our Randwick office and at our Outreach Service offices.
Responsibilities include research, drafting statements, observing and assisting with client appointments, accompanying lawyers to client meetings and DoHA interviews and various other administrative and legal tasks. You will receive on-the-job training and supervision.
You will have had previous volunteer experience and be able to demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice, an understanding of the issues that affect people seeking asylum, and a capacity to problem-solve. You will have administrative and organisational experience, and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner. You will also need initiative and a sense of humour.
In return, we offer you a vibrant and supportive working environment, an induction program and range of experiences in a community legal centre.
Please note these are unpaid positions.
RACS is an independent community legal centre with a vision of a world where people seeking asylum and refugees who seek Australia's protection are able to live their lives with dignity, security, family unity and freedom.
RACS provides free, specialist legal services for people seeking asylum and refugees. Through individual advice sessions, community education and public advocacy, RACS strives to ensure that individuals and families at risk of persecution gain access to equal and fair representation before the law.
You must be enrolled in, or about to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at College of Law. It would be preferable if you are available to work a minimum of 3 or 4 days per week. We have a required minimum of 60 days.
How to apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter setting out your interest in working at RACS, your CV and current availability to Vicky Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “PLT Application”. Please include how many days per week you can commit to and when you are available to start. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be evaluated upon receipt. For more information please telephone (02) 8317 6500.
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