Volunteer Solicitor - Humanitarian Law - Melbourne (Intern)

  • Salvos Legal
  • Feb 21, 2019
Part-time Criminal & Civil Law Family Law Immigration Law

Job Description

Salvos Legal Humanitarian is an award-winning, pro-bono law firm which provides free legal services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our communities. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army, Salvos Legal Humanitarian is fully funded by Salvos Legal – a parallel social enterprise law firm specialising in commercial and property law. This unique social enterprise model has enabled Salvos Legal Humanitarian to act for free in over 20,000 matters to date.

Salvos Legal Humanitarian is offering volunteer internships to Solicitors looking to gain experience in the firm’s areas of practice (in particular criminal and immigration law). Interns assist the Partner and Associate in work undertaken for our clients, all on a pro bono basis. We offer lawyers a unique learning opportunity through “hands-on” experience in an award-winning law firm, combined with active mentoring from our highly respected staff team.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good attention to detail and time management skills;
  • Ability to serve legal clients with a high level of skill, initiative, discretion and judgment;
  • Team player with energy, flexibility and integrity;
  • Proven ability to work with clients from diverse cultural-linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Admitted (or eligible for admission) to practice in the state of Victoria.

Applicants must be available at least three days a week (days to be negotiated) during business hours and willing to make a minimum commitment of four months. 

Organisation Name

Salvos Legal

Landline phone

0282021555

Contact Name

Rebecca Cannell

Email address

volunteercoordinator@salvoslegal.com.au

Street Address

24 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine, VIC 3020

Job Level

Post-admission

State / Province / Region

Victoria

Country

Australia