- Job posted on: 27th May 2019
- Applications close:
The National Justice Project is a not-for-profit legal service, representing and giving voice to vulnerable people. We work to secure access to health care for vulnerable people, including people in offshore immigration detention and indigenous people, as well as in inquests, personal injury and other matters of public interest.
Our lawyers are committed and passionate about the work that we do. We look forward to training young lawyers who want to work in public interest law.
We are located in Surry Hills, near Central Station, and are open Monday – Friday, 9-5.30pm.
The practice operates in a context of significant family and refugee trauma and high emotions. The volunteers will be exposed to traumatic and graphic work, and need to be calm and impartial.
The PLT volunteer is engaged by and is accountable to the Legal Practice Manager/CEO of NJP.
On a day-to-day basis the volunteers are supervised by Senior Solicitors.
There is a significant need for administrative support, and as PLTs become more experienced, you will also work with Senior Solicitors on cases, including liaising directly with clients, taking statements and other legal work. As a small organisation, you will have exposure to all aspects of the legal practice.
We are currently looking for people who wish to do their PLT in a full-time (or nearly FT) capacity.
We will have regular on-ongoing positions throughout the year with inductions every three months.
In 2019 there will be a June and a September intake. Please apply now even if you won’t be available until later in the year.
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