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 looking for a PLT student to work 2-5 days per week for a minimum of 50 days, with a flexible starting date.
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.
To apply, please go to: https://www.justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/apply-now
Complete the form on our 'Apply Now' page (including a CV and Cover Letter).
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Salvos Legal Humanitarian
Salvos Legal is an award-winning commercial law firm with a difference – all of our profits fund Salvos Legal Humanitarian, which provides free legal services to people in need in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Our innovative approach has attracted a blue-chip client list including ASX200 companies, federal & state government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, SMEs and individuals.
Join our team to make a difference - your contribution really matters!
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 junior solicitor with a genuine interest in humanitarian law, and a commitment to volunteering full-time (5 days/ week) for 4 months. You will have strong communication and time-management skills, proven interpersonal skills including the ability to relate well 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 young 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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 have places for two or three students to start in 2018, 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.
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 www.justiceconnect.org.au/getinvolved/practical-legal-training-placements .
To apply for the position please go to: https://www.justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/apply-now
Complete the form on our 'apply now' page (including a CV and Cover Letter in Word format).
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
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, our Outreach Service offices.
Responsibilities include research, drafting statements, observing and assisting with client appointments, accompanying lawyers to client meetings and DIBP 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 asylum seekers, 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.
These are unpaid positions.
About RACS: RACS is an independent community legal centre with a vision of a world where asylum seekers 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 asylum seekers 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.
Requirements: You must be enrolled in, or about to enrol in, 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.
Application Procedure: To apply, please email a cover letter setting out your interest in working at RACS and your suitability for the role, along with a current resume to email@example.com . Please include how many days per week you can commit to and when you are available to start. Please note shortlisted candidates may also be required to attend an interview.