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Youth Lawyer

Northern Community Legal Centre

Position ObjectiveS

The Youth Lawyer will work with a dynamic and justice minded Legal Team to provide high quality legal services, including advice, casework, and court representation to eligible clients across a range of legal practice areas, with a particular focus on youth clients. The Youth Lawyer will have the opportunity to develop and implement community legal education programs and other projects aimed at increasing access to justice among young people in our region. The Youth Lawyer will engage with youth stakeholders including schools, youth mental health services and other organisations working with young people, to bring awareness of NCLC’s service and identify legal needs of young people.

The Youth Lawyer will work alongside our Community Development Team, including our project teams to ensure that our service is accessible to priority clients and that clients engaging with our service are assisted holistically with social supports in mind.

about you

We are seeking a lawyer that has been admitted to practice with at least two years post admission experience with an understanding of the legal needs of marginalised young people with the ability to advocate on their behalf.


Salary range from $99,327.35 to $103,823.21 per annum SCHCADS Award (depending on experience), plus employer funded superannuation. In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).


NCLC staff are entitled to 5 weeks annual leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

About Northern Community Legal Centre

The Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) is a dynamic not-for-profit community legal centre which operates in one of the fastest growing areas of Melbourne, and has a significant catchment including the Merri-bek, Hume and Mitchell Shire Local Government Areas. The NCLC operates from a central office located in Broadmeadows with outreach clinics to other service areas. NCLC ensures services accessible to all the community by providing legal advice, education and referrals. However, NCLC recognises that there are members of our community who suffer serious disadvantage and has prioritised marginalised people who have the least resources and ability to access legal assistance including; newly arrived and refugees; survivors/victims of family violence, young people, people with mental health issues, and have aligned our service delivery accordingly.

NCLC employs over 24 staff including 13 lawyers to provide advice, casework, community legal education, community development and administrative support to priority clients, including victims of family violence, refugees and the newly arrived, people diagnosed with a mental illness, young people aged 25 and under and other people facing systemic barriers. Our main office is in Broadmeadows and we will be opening a second office in Wallan. We assist clients at a range of outreach locations as well as providing telephone and face to face appointments.


For further information on the role, please contact Luke McLean, Legal Practice Manager on 03 9310 4376.

The full position description is attached.

For further information on NCLC, please visit our website

To submit your application please click 'Apply Now' by the closing date.

Northern Community Legal Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ identifying people and mature age workers to apply.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check.

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