Public Interest Advocacy Centre

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Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Feb 07, 2019
Part-time
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is currently recruiting for Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid but reasonable travel costs are reimbursed. PLTs are supervised by a Senior Solicitor within our strategic litigation team, and have an opportunity to work with lawyers and policy officers across our organisation. The major projects currently being undertaken by PIAC with a strong legal component include the generalist strategic litigation practice and the Indigenous Justice Program. PIAC’s strategic litigation team conduct high impact strategic litigation that achieves positive outcomes for significant groups of disadvantaged people. We bring test cases that create important legal precedents that protect human rights and promote social justice for disadvantaged people. The Volunteer PLT Placements will contribute to the provision of a successful, innovative, and responsive legal practice through assisting with PIAC’s telephone information and advice service and with PIAC’s litigation and associated policy and law reform, training and administrative work. We accept students who have completed or are close to completion of their law degree, and we generally ask PLTs to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week, for a minimum of 60 days in total.However, we are open to requests for flexible working arrangements. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply for these positions. A job description setting out the selection criteria and how to apply for these positions is available at: https://www.piac.asn.au/about-us/careers/   For further information about future recruitment of PLTs, please contact Senior Solicitor Mary Flanagan by email on mflanagan@piac.asn.au .   Applications close: Monday 25 February 2019 Placements commence: March 2019