Salvos Legal Humanitarian is an award-winning, pro-bono law firm which provides free legal services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our communities. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army, Salvos Legal Humanitarian is fully funded by Salvos Legal – a parallel social enterprise law firm specialising in commercial and property law. This unique social enterprise model has enabled Salvos Legal Humanitarian to act for free in over 20,000 matters to date.
Salvos Legal Humanitarian is offering volunteer internships to Solicitors looking to gain experience in the firm’s areas of practice (in particular criminal and immigration law). Interns assist the Partner and Associate in work undertaken for our clients, all on a pro bono basis. We offer lawyers a unique learning opportunity through “hands-on” experience in an award-winning law firm, combined with active mentoring from our highly respected staff team.
The successful candidate will possess:
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
Good attention to detail and time management skills;
Ability to serve legal clients with a high level of skill, initiative, discretion and judgment;
Team player with energy, flexibility and integrity;
Proven ability to work with clients from diverse cultural-linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds;
Admitted (or eligible for admission) to practice in the state of Victoria.
Applicants must be available at least three days a week (days to be negotiated) during business hours and willing to make a minimum commitment of four months.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal Services NQ
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Service NQ Inc. (ATSIWLSNQ) is a community legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in North Queensland.
ATSIWLSNQ is seeking applications for a volunteer PLT Student to assist our solicitors in their day to day legal work. You will be:
Drafting affidavits and other court documents for clients
Filing Court Documents
Attending Court with the Solicitors.
You will be expected to attend our office at a minimum of 1 day per week.
How to apply
To apply, please submit the following to Cherie McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org :
Cover Letter (no more than 2 pages)
Salvos Legal is currently looking for PLT students or solicitors (volunteers) to assist our Partners and staff in a broad range of property work including commercial and retail leasing, sales and purchase and general property advice matters for clients such as government, banks and national agencies.
The successful candidate will possess:
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Good attention to detail and time management skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with pressure to deliver work to high standards and tight deadlines
Ability to serve legal clients with a high level of skill, initiative, discretion and judgment
Team player with energy, flexibility and integrity
Applicants must be available Monday to Friday during business hours and willing to make a minimum commitment of four months from the date of commencement. This is a volunteer position.
In return, Salvos Legal offers lawyers a unique learning opportunity through “hands-on” experience in an award-winning law firm, combined with active mentoring from our highly respected staff team.
Testimonials from previous interns:
“Salvos Legal provided an excellent placement for my PLT.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the culture and work at Salvos Legal and would highly recommend an internship at Salvos Legal to others.”
“The work was diverse, interesting, challenging and rewarding.”
“The high calibre of the training, together with the integrity and professionalism of the supervisors, provides an excellent grounding for graduate solicitors and a benchmark for future development.”
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 solicitor with a genuine interest in humanitarian law, and a commitment to volunteering full-time for four months. You will have strong communication and time-management skills, proven interpersonal skills including the ability to relate 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 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:
Rebecca Cannell Volunteer & Education Coordinator email@example.com