The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre (The Shopfront) and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) have partnered to provide this unique opportunity to lay the foundations for your legal career.
The Shopfront provides free legal advice and assistance for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 years and younger. It is a pro bono project of Herbert Smith Freehills, in partnership with Mission Australia and The Salvation Army.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a leading social justice law and policy centre. We build a fairer, stronger society by helping to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality.
The program runs for a total of two years, in two phases. It can be tailored to suit the requirements of the different GDLP course structures on offer. In phase one you will be supported to achieve admission as a lawyer in NSW, while working part time in a paralegal role at The Shopfront and PIAC. In phase two you will be employed full time as a solicitor, providing individual casework assistance to clients of The Shopfront, and then working at PIAC on strategic litigation and policy responses to issues arising in that casework.
You can demonstrate your commitment to social justice and have completed LLB or JD law degree in Australia, with capacity to:
This position is intended as a special measure for the purposes of s 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and the subject of an exemption granted under s 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
If you’d like to gain hands on legal experience, professional mentoring and training to provide the foundations for a successful career in the law, please send your resume along with a covering letter and responses to the selection criteria included in the position description.
Please send your application to email@example.com, including Aboriginal Social Justice Graduate Program in the subject field. Please note the application close date is 8 December 2023, we’ll contact you following that date to provide an update. The anticipated commencement for this role is early June 2024.