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Indigenous Identified Junior Human Rights Lawyers x2 - Sydney / Perth

National Justice Project
  • Full-time
  • 2 x positions available – 1 in Perth, WA and 1 in Sydney, NSW
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified positions


The National Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit legal service and civil rights organisation. We use the law, advocacy and education to tackle systemic injustice and promote government accountability.

The NJP is offering two fixed-term paid training opportunities for lawyers/soon-to-be lawyers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to join our team. Each lawyer will be offered a 12 month contract, with one lawyer to be based in Sydney, NSW and one to be based in Perth, WA. Some travel may be required, in particular the Perth candidate may be required to visit Sydney for the purpose of training. Evidenced caring and ability limitations on travel will be accommodated.


  • Liaise with clients and our partners
  • Provide high quality advice, assistance and casework service provide to the clients of the NJP
  • Undertake administrative and case management activities
  • Maintain an effective and ethical legal practice
  • Be involved in a wide range of legal and policy issues and cases


  • The successful applicants will be bright, hardworking junior lawyers or law graduates who will apply their legal training, together with lived experience and knowledge, to practical and administrative legal work to seek justice and accountability for our clients and the wider community.
  • These positions are only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
  • Applicants must be eligible to practice in NSW or WA and must either have a current practicing certificate or be able to attain a practicing certificate within the first three months of the commencement of their role.
  • You will be comfortable working with confronting subject matter, trauma and at-times highly distressed clients.


  • A current practising certificate (NSW or WA) or eligibility to hold one within three months of commencement;
  • A passion for human rights and social justice, in particular in relation to Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander people and refugees/asylum seekers;
  • An understanding of culturally safe and trauma informed practice;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Ability to work in Perth or Sydney.

In your application, please refer to the position description and respond to the selection criteria.

A Position Description is attached.

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