Volunteer Solicitor - Humanitarian Law - Sydney

  • Salvos Legal
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Feb 08, 2018
Full-time Criminal & Civil Law Family Law Immigration Law

Job Description

Salvos Legal Humanitarian

Salvos Legal is an award-winning commercial law firm with a difference – all of our profits fund Salvos Legal Humanitarian, which provides free legal services to people in need in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Our innovative approach has attracted a blue-chip client list including ASX200 companies, federal & state government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, SMEs and individuals.

Join our team to make a difference - your contribution really matters!


The role…

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 (5 days/ week) for 4 months. You will have strong communication and time-management skills, proven interpersonal skills including the ability to relate well 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:

Organisation Name

Salvos Legal Humanitarian

Contact Name

Vicki Cheah

Email address


Street Address

Level 2, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Job Level


State / Province / Region

New South Wales