Marrickville Legal Centre
Oct 02, 2018Part-time
Marrickville Legal Centre is looking for motivated Practical legal Training (PLT) students with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, who would like to undertake a voluntary PLT placement with us. Role and Context of the Position Marrickville Legal Centre solicitors provide access to justice through the provision of legal services, law reform, and community legal education, for people who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances. PLT students assist the centre to meet the legal needs of our local communities in the southern and inner-western suburbs of Sydney. Level of Responsibility 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. Paralegal work includes more detailed research tasks, drafting documents, drafting correspondence and accompanying solicitors to Court. For more information, see our website at www.mlc.org.au/volunteers Application Details Please email 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 address your applications to Annette van Gent at email@example.com . The closing date for applications is 5p m on Tuesday 16 October 2018.