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Lawyer - Referral Service

Employer: Justice Connect
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 17 May, 2017.
Applications close: 31 May, 2017.

  • Support the delivery of access to justice through pro bono
  • Meet the challenge of unmet legal need through individual referrals
  • Join a dynamic and growing organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of Australia’s most successful public interest and pro bono law organisations. Justice Connect is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a world that is fair and just; where rights are respected and advanced, laws are fairer, and systems are more accessible and accountable.

The Referral Service aims to reach people experiencing disadvantage and connect them with free legal help. The Service achieves this through partnering with and reaching out to community services that people, who would benefit from free legal advice, access. These organisations currently include community legal centres, clients of other Justice Connect programs and hospitals (such as our Stage 2 Access project). In this way, the work of the Referral Service and its aims are in the public interest.

In addition to connecting people experiencing disadvantage with free legal help, the Referral Service is also committed to identifying systemic barriers to justice and advocating for change.

We are currently seeking a Lawyer to play a vital role in delivering our strategy.

If you are admitted as a legal practitioner in Victoria and eligible to hold a practising certificate, hold knowledge of the legal issues facing marginalised and disadvantaged clients, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to make a difference for human rights and social justice, we look forward to hearing from you. The position is based in Melbourne.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

The application process is as follows:

  • Applications should be addressed to Alan Yang, Manager, Referral Service, and should comprise of a single Word or PDF document including; a cover letter succinctly stating your suitability for the role with reference to the selection criteria and your resume.

  • Applications (as a single Word or PDF file) should be emailed to, using the subject line: Lawyer - Referral Service application via EthicalJobs. 

  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone. At this stage, we anticipate interviews will be conducted during the week commencing Monday 5 June 2017.

  • We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications close 5:30pm Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Supporting materials  Recruitment Pack Lawyer, Referral Service May 2017.pdf