Everyday Justice - Job description for a PLT intern
Everyday Justice is a new not-for-profit law firm owned by Mills Oakley, one of Australia’s leading law firms. Everyday Justice is dedicated to providing legal services to the ‘missing middle’ - people who require legal assistance but cannot obtain Legal Aid or access the legal system without incurring substantial financial hardship.
Everyday Justice offers free legal services in the areas of employment law, tenancy, credit & debt, bankruptcy, financial abuse, fines & infringements, human rights, environmental and other areas of public interest. The firm will develop and use innovative legal tech solutions to deliver these free legal services as effectively and efficiently as possible. More information about the firm can be found at https://everydayjustice.com.au
Everyday Justice is proud to partner with The College of Law on this new initiative. With their support, Everyday Justice has created a holistic learning environment for law graduates who are undertaking the Practical Legal Training (‘PLT’) program and newly qualified lawyers who are interested in gaining legal experience in social justice and public interest matters.
Everyday Justice is looking for motivated PLT students or recently qualified lawyers to join Everyday Justice as legal intern on a volunteer basis in our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth offices.
You will be working under the direct supervision of leading professionals in the social justice sector, who are committed to providing interns with a supportive, stimulating and diverse learning environment.
All legal interns will undertake a comprehensive training program covering all areas of Everyday Justice’s practice, as well as training on the practical skills needed to build a strong foundation for a career in the social justice or public interest law sector. In addition, you will have access to senior lawyers from Mills Oakley, who will act as mentors throughout your internship.
The role will be fast-paced, dynamic and varied. It will involve individual client work in a wide range of practice areas, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need of free legal services.
Who We Are Looking For
The ideal candidate will have:
This is a voluntary, unpaid position. Everyday Justice will negotiate working hours suitable to both the ideal candidate and the firm.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, by submitting their CV and a cover letter responding to the selection criteria to Amy Burton, Managing Lawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.