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Volunteer Lawyers - After-Hours Criminal Law Service

Employer: Intellectual Disability Rights Service
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 26 September, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

About IDRS

Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) operates a community legal centre and disability advocacy services working to ‘make rights real’ for people with intellectual and other cognitive impairments in NSW through a range of legal and advocacy services. We value and demonstrate justice, respect and persistence in all our work. For more information about the work of IDRS visit our website

The Community Legal Centre provides legal advice and casework, education and advocacy services for people with intellectual disability and other cognitive impairments.

IDRS is seeking Volunteer Lawyers with at least 2 years’ experience working in the area of criminal law who are willing to be added to the Community Legal Centres after-hours volunteer roster to provide telephone legal advice to people with cognitive impairment who are in police custody.

The after-hours roster covers shifts between 5pm and 9am Monday to Friday, and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. Shifts are broken down across the required hours and are allocated subject to a volunteer’s nominated availability.

Eligible applicants will be interviewed over the telephone by the IDRS Principal Solicitor and any voluntary position offered will be subject to the completion of induction training and the satisfactory outcome of a criminal record check.

Induction training will be provided in the evening on a date yet to be set. The training will be in Sydney but can be done over the telephone for lawyers located in regional areas.

How to apply for this job

For more information or to submit an expression of interest please contact Margot Morris, Principal Solicitor at, using the subject line: Volunteer Lawyers - After-Hours Criminal Law Service application via EthicalJobs.