Volunteer Paralegal/Solicitor and/or Volunteer PLT/Law Student

  • HIV/AIDS Legal Centre
  • Feb 08, 2021
Full-time PLT Work Experience Placement Administrative Law Consumer Law Criminal & Civil Law Employment & Industrial Law Immigration Law Insurance & Superannuation Law Wills & Estates

Job Description

The HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) is currently looking for 2 volunteer PLT Students/Law Students/Solicitors to join our team for an immediate start.

About the organisation:

HALC provides free legal services to people affected by, and those most at risk of, HIV and Hep C (HCV) on HIV/HCV related legal matters.

We deal with a range of HIV/Hep C related legal issues including -

  • Immigration
  • Administrative Law
  • Public Health
  • Criminal
  • Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Insurance/Superannuation
  • Estate planning
  • Social Security
  • Family

Position Description:

Volunteers perform a variety of day-to-day tasks including -

  • delivery of legal advice under the direct supervision of a solicitor;
  • drafting of legal advice, submissions, applications to courts & tribunals and other legal correspondence
  • maintaining accurate files and legal records
  • client intakes
  • casework and client interviews under directions from Solicitors;
  • general administrative work
  • researching legal and administrative laws and procedures;

Essential criteria:

  • sensitivity to people affected by HIV and Hep C
  • sensitivity towards clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, the LGBTI community, sex workers, people who use drugs and persons with disabilities
  • Ability to work fairly independently and with quick instructions. Proactively working on files allocated to you. (All work is supervised and monitored by Solicitors)
  • ability to work under pressure
  • basic computer skills
  • ability to work in a small team/open office environment

We request applicants to commit to at least  3 days per week over a minimum 3 month period (preferably 4/5 days per week when completing PLT requirements). Please do not apply if cannot commit to the minimum days/time period required.

Send in your brief resume and cover letter indicating the number of days and specific days you will be able to work for to vikas@halc.org.au 

Unfortunately, due to the limited resources of our Centre, only applicants that progress to the next stage will be contacted. 

Organisation Name

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre

Landline phone

0292062060

Contact Name

Vikas Parwani

Email address

vikas@halc.org.au

Street Address

414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

Job Level

Any Level

State / Province / Region

New South Wales

Country

Australia