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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as a single Word or PDF file including “PLT Application – Homeless Law & Seniors Law” in the email subject line.
Bayside Community Legal Service
Are you a PLT student looking for workplace experience?
Bayside Community Legal Service is offering you an opportunity to gain your experience at our service.
The Bayside Community Legal Service provides free legal advice, assistance, referrals, mediation services and community legal education.
We have one part-time Lawyer and more than 10 volunteer lawyers who come from diverse backgrounds and experience.
Our reception is run by our Coordinator together with volunteers who dedicate their time during the Monday night sessions to assist our centre.
Please provide a copy of your CV via email to email@example.com
Video applications are also encouraged. Introduce yourself and why you feel that you would be a good fit for the service.
knowmore is a nation-wide, free and independent community legal centre providing legal information, advice, representation and referrals, education and systemic advocacy for victims and survivors of child abuse. Our vision is a community that is accountable to survivors and free of child abuse. Our mission is to facilitate access to justice for victims and survivors of child abuse, and to work with survivors and their supporters to stop child abuse.
Our service was initially established in 2013 to assist people who were engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Royal Commission’). knowmore was established by and operates as a program of the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), with funding from the Australian Government, represented by the Attorney-General’s Department. knowmore also receives funding under a grant from the Financial Counselling Foundation.
From 1 July 2018 NACLC has been funded to operate knowmore to deliver legal support services to assist survivors of institutional child sexual abuse to access redress under the National Redress Scheme. knowmore assists survivors by providing information and advice about the options available to them, including claims under the NRS, access to compensation through other schemes or common law rights and claims.
knowmore uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together intake officers, lawyers, social workers and counsellors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement advisors and financial counsellors to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance to clients. Services are provided through a national phone line and face-to-face services in key locations, supported by a comprehensive program of outreach and community engagement across Australia. knowmore currently has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The Legal Team will provide high quality legal advice in a culturally safe and appropriate manner within a trauma informed framework in accordance with relevant legislation, the Risk Management Guide and knowmore’s practice manual, undertake legal research and prepare and deliver community legal education, working cooperatively and collaboratively with other staff and service providers. In particular the Legal Team will provide legal advice;
prior to application, so survivors understand eligibility requirements and the application process of the Scheme and their legal options.
during completion of a survivor’s application.
after a survivor has received an offer of redress or refusal and elects to seek an internal review.
on the effect of signing a deed of release, including its impact on the prospect of future litigation.
We are currently recruiting multiple positions for the following;
Managing Lawyers (minimum 5 years post admission experience)
Senior Lawyers (minimum 2 years post admission experience)
Full details of each position can be found in the appropriate job descriptions on our website: knowmore.org.au
The roles will be based in Perth . With a national focus, regular interstate travel will be required.
How to apply
Further Information about knowmore is available at www.knowmore.org.au
Inquiries about the role should be directed to Ainsley Jardine-Wilson, knowmore’s Human Resources Manager, on 02 8267 7400.
Please carefully review the job descriptions, your application should then must include:
A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position
A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications
A written response outlining your responses to the key selection criteria (maximum of four pages)
Please state clearly which position you are applying for.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 15 th 2019.
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