Practical Legal Training volunteer

  • Marrickville Legal Centre
  • Marrickville NSW, Australia
  • 28 Mar, 2024
Part time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

Do you want to complete your practical legal training with Marrickville Legal Centre’s Domestic Violence Support Service? 

Marrickville Legal Centre is looking for motivated PLT volunteers with a demonstrated commitment to social justice to support our Domestic Violence Support Lawyer. Preferred volunteer commitment is 75 days, 2-3 days per week.

Application close date: 12 April 2024 

Role and Context of the Position 

Marrickville Legal Centre (MLC) is a not-for-profit community legal centre based in Sydney’s inner-west but working across NSW. Our vision is to promote social justice – by providing free and accessible legal and related services to people who experience social and economic disadvantage.  

MLC’s Domestic Violence Support Service offers specialised assistance to support the legal and related needs of people who are at risk or who have experienced family and domestic violence, with a focus on assisting those who have difficulty accessing the justice system or other services. 

PLTs are supervised by a solicitor for the duration of their placement. After an orientation period, all PLTs undertake a broad range of information, referral, administrative, and legal work under supervision.  

Position expectations 

All PLTs are expected to perform two main tasks: intake and paralegal work. Intake includes interviewing clients and taking initial instructions, performing conflict checks, making client appointments, and legal research.  

How to apply:  Please submit your application via our website attaching your resume, details of two referees, your academic record, and a cover letter highlighting your commitment to social justice and the work of Community Legal Centres. Please include ‘Domestic Violence Support Service’ in your response under the following section on the application form: Please indicate the areas of law that you are interested in. 

Firm or Organisation Name

Marrickville Legal Centre

Contact Name

Tu Le

Email Address

tle@mlc.org.au

Telephone

0291376067

Job Level

Law Student, Graduate - Pre-admission

Sector

Legal services

Country

Australia

State

New South Wales