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Central Coast Community Legal Centre
Central Coast Community Legal Centre (CCCLC) is seeking 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.
As part of our planned return to the office (Stage 3 NSW Government return), we have been rethinking our current office layout and a significant review of the number of people the footprint of the building can safely accommodate. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to sustain the pre-COVID number of volunteers and therefore some difficult decisions have been made, decisions that impact on our service delivery model and our Legal Volunteer Program.
Have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
Be able to work 2 days a week (block placements are unlikely as it affects the number of volunteers we can offer a placement)
Complete at least 75 days and
Attend a compulsory two-day General Orientation and Intake Training.
Remaining 2020 orientation dates are to be finalised:
7th and 8th September 2020 TBC
26 th and 27 th October 2020 TBC
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 75 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 disadvantaged people at Toukley Neighbourhood Centre and Synapse in Gosford and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at Mingaletta in Umina and Yerin - Elanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre in Wyong. We advise unrepresented litigants in Traffic and AVO matters at Wyong Local Court, AVO matters at Gosford Local Court and operate a Children’s Court Assistance Scheme at Wyong, Woy Woy and Broadmeadow Children’s Courts. (Subject to resumption of partner organisations and Court lists)
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