Volunteer - Intake Paralegal

  • HIV/AIDS Legal Centre
  • Surry Hills NSW, Australia
  • 11 Jun, 2024
Part time Administrative Law Consumer Law Criminal Law Employment & Industrial Relations Law Family Law General Practice Insurance Law Litigation

Job Description

The HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) is currently looking for Volunteer Intake Paralegals 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 -

  • Answering phones and delivering messages;
  • New client intakes;
  • General administrative work;
  • Researching legal and administrative laws and procedures;
  • Ad hoc tasks such as drafting letters of advice and submissions or project work.

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 volunteers to commit to 1-2 days a week

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

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

Volunteers may, from time to time be required to see clients face to face and/or attend Tribunals/Courts and as such these positions must be undertaken face to face at our Surry Hills office. Unfortunately, we have very limited capacity for volunteers to work remotely on non client related research tasks.

For your protection and the protection of staff, other volunteers and clients, at this stage, we are only opening applications to those who have received 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. This course of action aims to achieve consistency with the messaging from NSW Health as well as the recommendations from our funders.

Those with medical exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in order to mitigate the risk to themselves and others.

Firm or Organisation Name

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre

Contact Name

Vikas Parwani

Email Address

Vikas@halc.org.au

Telephone

02 9492 6540

Job Level

Any level

Sector

Legal services

Country

Australia

State

New South Wales