Volunteer PLT Placement, Immigration Outreach

  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Apr 09, 2019
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement Immigration Law

Job Description

PLT Placement - Immigration Outreach, Legal Aid NSW


Legal Aid NSW's Immigration Outreach Practice invites applications from law graduates and final year law students who are undertaking Practical Legal Training (PLT). The opportunity involves assisting our immigration outreach lawyers with advice and casework services. The position will be based in our head office (near Central), with opportunities to attend our immigration advice clinics in Auburn, Liverpool, Fairfield, Blacktown and/ or Bankstown. 

This is an unpaid position. It is a part-time placement, ideally 3-4 days per week.

Your main responsibilities would include assisting clients to complete immigration forms, legal research, drafting letters, and possibly assisting with casework under the direction of experienced solicitors.

About Legal Aid NSW's Immigration Law Practice

For details about our immigration law practice, please see: http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/civil-law/immigration-service

Please note our immigration outreach lawyers mainly see clients at the early stage of their immigration issues. We do minimal court work. 

We provide free legal advice and our focus is on helping people to resolve legal issues as early as possible. We also provide community legal education to community groups.

To Apply

Please provide:

  1. A CV
  2. A cover letter (no longer than two pages) addressing the following criteria:
    • Completion of law degree or final year law student;
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
    • Experience in an office environment; and
    • Ability to communicate in plain English.

The following experience / skills would also be highly valued, and should be mentioned, if applicable:

    • Completion of immigration or refugee law subject as part of your law degree; and/or
    • Experience communicating with migrant or refugee communities.

Please indicate which days of the week you are available.

Please email your application to: stephanie.blaker@legalaid.nsw.gov.au   

Applications should be submitted by midnight on 28 April 2019.

Organisation Name

Legal Aid NSW

Landline phone


Contact Name

Stephanie Blaker

Email address


Job Level

Law Student

State / Province / Region

New South Wales