- Job posted on: 9th Jan 2020
- Applications close:
The National Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit legal service. We use the law to fight systemic discrimination and we advance human rights by representing and giving voice to the vulnerable who would otherwise be unable to retain representation.
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 is likely to be required for both candidates, in particular the Perth candidate will visit Sydney for the purpose of training, and both may be required to travel to regional areas as part of their work. Evidenced caring and ability limitations on travel will be accommodated.
Applicants in Perth, WA should also be advised that the position in Perth will not be housed within the NJP offices but within a partner organisation, and that some training at the commencement of the role will take place within partner organisations for the purposes of the traineeship aspect of the role.
In this role, you will gain experience in direct legal casework, strategic litigation and client advice relating to a variety of human rights issues.
Please note: there may be outreach work undertake/required in regional communities.
The successful applicants will be bright, hardworking junior lawyers or law graduates who are about to gain admission to practice. You will be comfortable working with confronting subject matter, trauma and at-times highly distressed clients.
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. Applicants should indicate their preference regarding location (Sydney or Perth) as they are not interchangeable.
In your application, please respond to the below selection criteria, with reference to the Job Description:
A position description is attached.
Applications MUST be submitted (inclusive of all requested documents) to email@example.com, using the subject line: Junior Human Rights Lawyers x2 application via EthicalJobs, to be considered. No late applications will be accepted and no incomplete applications will be considered.
Please Note: These traineeships are identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment authorised under s 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The NJP considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
Applicants for this role must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identifying as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria for your application to be considered.
Applicants should read the Job Description and refer to the requirements therein when preparing their resume and cover letter.
Applicants are requested to attach:
Closing date: 9 February 2020, 11:45pm
Queries regarding the role can be referred to:
Fabi Fugazza, Chief of Staff firstname.lastname@example.org or
Anna Talbot, Legal Practice Manager, on 02 9304 0373 or email@example.com