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Solicitor / Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation

Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  • Undertake public interest litigation to effect systemic change
  • Advocate for the rights of people in detention + discrimination law
  • 12-month, fixed term contract, full time hours

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is a community legal centre that works for social justice by driving changes to laws, policies and practices that cause or entrench disadvantage, through strategic legal casework and systemic policy advocacy.

For over 35 years we have been tackling difficult issues that have a significant impact upon people experiencing disadvantage. We have a reputation for getting results and creating sustainable change.

You will undertake work primarily on the rights of people in detention, including as part of our Asylum Seeker Health Rights project, and in discrimination law.

  • Solicitor or Senior Solicitor opportunity
  • 12-month fixed term contract, full time hours
  • Sydney, CBD location, with options for remote working

You have experience working with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds with sound legal casework skills, including experience in litigation and the ability to undertake high quality legal research, draft effective briefs, advices and legal correspondence. Additionally, you have:

  • Eligibility to apply for NSW Practising Certificate
  • 4+ years post-admission legal practice experience

If you can demonstrate your commitment to social justice and would like to join us in working to address public interest issues, please direct your enquiries to Annie Barker via abarker@piac.asn.au, using the subject line: Solicitor / Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation enquiry via EthicalJobs, or for application instructions, click apply now.

A position description is attached.

Please note there is no application close date and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.

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