Sunshine VIC, Australia
Salvos Legal Humanitarian
Solicitor (Volunteer) – Humanitarian Law
Salvos Legal Humanitarian is an award-winning, social enterprise law firm owned by the Salvation Army. We provide free legal services to people who need them most, and have acted for free in over 22,000 matters. Uniquely, we are fully funded by our commercial arm, Salvos Legal, which acts for NSW and Federal Government agencies, ASX 200 companies, SMEs, Not-For-Profits and individuals.
Our firm was recognised as the 2014 Law Firm of the Year in the Australian Law Awards and was awarded Australian Law Firm of the Year (up to 100 lawyers) and Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year at the 2016 Australasian Law Awards . We were also recently named one of the 2016 Innovative Firms by Australasian Lawyer .
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 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 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:
Volunteer & Education Coordinator