PLT Placement or Volunteer Solicitor

  • Katherine Women's Information and Legal Service
  • Oct 11, 2018
Full-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

The Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Service Inc. is seeking full-time volunteers wishing to complete their practical legal training in a busy community legal centre that provides free legal services to women in the Katherine region. This is an unpaid position.

Legal practice experience: Min 50 days, 80+ days preferred

Intensity: Full time preferred but negotiable

PLT placements in 2019: Start dates negotiable

For over two decades, KWILS has continued to expand its specialist services to disadvantaged and isolated women, particularly those who face additional barriers for reasons including race, culture, disability, language, poverty, age and sexuality.

KWILS services are provided by a small high performing team and is overseen by a community-based voluntary management committee. KWILS provides advice, information, casework and legal education on a range of issues including but not limited to:

  • Domestic and Family Violence;
  • Child Protection;
  • Family Law;
  • Employment;
  • Government complaints;
  • Victims of Crime compensation;
  • Motor Vehicle accidents;
  • Tenancy;
  • Adult Guardianship;
  • Credit, Debt and Consumer;
  • General Civil Law.

Your legal practice experience with KWILS: As a PLT student or volunteer solicitor, your KWILS legal practice experience will involve direct client contact on a wide range of matters, legal file work, legal practice tasks and assisting on outreach. You will be supervised, supported, and have the opportunity to learn from experienced and innovative community based lawyers. You will be challenged on your perspectives and reflect upon your impacts in this complex environment of the Northern Territory.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and academic transcript to:

Jacqui Rimington

Executive Officer

(08) 8972 1712


Organisation Name

Katherine Women's Information and Legal Service

Landline phone

(08) 8972 1712

Contact Name

Jacqueline Rimington

Email address

Street Address

5/17 First Street Katherine

Job Level

Any Level

State / Province / Region

Northern Territory