- Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney
- Job posted on: 24th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
YLA is the national children’s and youth Community Legal Centre (CLC). We provide high quality, free and confidential legal assistance services to children, young people, and their families and advocates in all areas of the law.
YLA aims to enhance children and young people’s access to and engagement with their legal rights; assistance to exercise these rights; and to remedies when these rights are violated. YLA’s objective is to fulfil these aims by providing appropriate and targeted legal information, advice, education, representation, and advocacy.
Amongst other things, YLA provides:
Headquartered at the University of New South Wales, YLA is an accredited CLC and holds specialist consultative status (children’s rights) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. YLA was founded in 1993 as the National Children's and Youth Law Centre.
This is an opportunity to join the most important legal practice in the country, dedicated to preventing and intervening early in the maltreatment of young people nationwide.
YLA are recruiting Junior Solicitors to join a team of passionate lawyers implementing a new national program providing generalist legal services to children and young people with a particular focus on family and domestic violence, sexual abuse, cyber harm and other forms of maltreatment.
Junior Solicitors will help to make a positive difference in the lives of young people Australia-wide and work alongside dedicated Senior Solicitors and children’s rights advocates.
Junior Solicitors will report to and work under the supervision of YLA’s Principal Solicitors and will work closely with YLA’s Director, Senior Solicitors, fellow Junior solicitors, pro bono solicitors, law student volunteers, interns and trainees to provide technology-enabled legal information, advice and assistance. Because YLA’s practice is paperless and delivered via YLA’s bespoke technology platform, collaboration, support, and supervision occurs within our online network of lawyers and law student volunteers.
Interested solicitors should be technology savvy and comfortable working across multiple digital platforms, including live chat, soft phone, email and in online case management systems.
We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.
We would greatly value discussing your interest in this position. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Junior Solicitors - Generalist and Domestic Violence - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs to arrange a call with Director, Matthew Keeley, or Legal Operations Manager, Kate Richardson.