UG/PLT Placements Central Coast Community Legal Centre, Wyong

  • Central Coast Community Legal Centre
  • Mar 17, 2021
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

Central Coast Community Legal Centre (CCCLC) is seeking part-time volunteers wishing to complete their practical legal training in a busy generalist practice that provides free legal services to people living, working or studying on the Central Coast.  These are unpaid positions.

Based on government COVID criteria, our current office layout can only safely accommodate a small number of volunteers hence we no longer accept under graduates.

You must:

  • Be a third year or above under-graduate OR
  • Have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university
  • Be able to work 2 days a week (block placements are unlikely as it affects the number of volunteers we can offer a placement)
  • Complete at least 75 days and
  • Attend a compulsory two-day General Orientation and Intake Training.

We are scheduling interviews for the next intake which will take place on:

  • Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April

Applications should be submitted at least three weeks prior to allow interviews to take place.  Applications will be assessed on relevant skills as well as a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to candidates who live on the Central Coast and candidates who want to complete at least 75 days with CCCLC.

Email your resume and academic transcript to  contact@centralcoastclc.org.au

During your placement with CCCLC you can expect to be exposed to a wide range of legal matters, including debt, fines, family, employment, discrimination, motor vehicle accidents, Apprehended Violence Orders and more!

You will gain experience in providing legal information and referral services by telephone, interviewing clients, attending outreach locations, drafting legal letters and court documents, undertaking legal research, developing community legal education materials, engaging in community development and participating in systemic advocacy.

Based in Wyong NSW, CCCLC provides free legal advice to disadvantaged people at Toukley Neighbourhood Centre and Synapse in Gosford and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at Mingaletta in Umina and Yerin - Elanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre in Wyong.  We advise unrepresented litigants in Traffic and AVO matters at Wyong Local Court, AVO matters at Gosford Local Court and operate a Children’s Court Assistance Scheme at Wyong, Woy Woy and Broadmeadow Children’s Courts. (Subject to resumption of partner organisations and Court lists)

Become a part of our friendly and committed team of volunteers who work together to provide access to justice to the people who really need it most on the Central

Organisation Name

Central Coast Community Legal Centre

Landline phone

02 4353 0111

Contact Name

Rae Fiechter

Email address

contact@centralcoastclc.org.au

Street Address

31 Alison Road Wyong NSW

Job Level

Graduate Pre-admission

State / Province / Region

New South Wales

Country

Australia