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Paralegal and Legal Administrator - Melbourne / Sydney

Justice Connect

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of Australia’s most successful public interest and social justice organisations. In the face of rising levels of unmet legal need, Justice Connect designs and delivers high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice. 

We are committed to taking an impact-focused approach, applying research and design principles to develop our products and services to ensure they make a tangible difference for our clients and sector peers.  

We deliver services that assist both people and community organisations. Those we assist often struggle to navigate the law, are unable to use the law in their daily lives and experience the impacts of harsh and unjust laws. We aim to prevent and to solve legal problems so that we can prevent the negative impacts on people’s lives and organisations and empower the community to use the law as a force for good. 

Given the scale of the challenges we address, we use digital innovation to extend our reach and impact, supporting us to be more efficient and accessible, while helping us capture and use data to better understand legal need and underlying systemic issues.

We harness the extraordinary pro bono contributions of over 50 member firms and the barristers we work with across the country. We channel pro bono effort through our innovative service models to ensure that pro bono hours deliver real impact for the community.  

We develop strategic interventions to help address the system-level drivers of legal problems and barriers people face when engaging with the legal system. By addressing root causes of flawed or unfair laws and poorly designed systems, we prevent the long-term challenges that people and organisations continue to face.  

Our creative and passionate staff drive us forward with a commitment to evaluation and iteration that ensures our impact increases year on year. 

This exciting role is part of Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law team, providing Australia’s only dedicated community legal services for not-for-profits and charities. Not-for-profit Law’s acclaimed self-help website (www.nfplaw.org.au) has over 300 legal resources and is the foundation of the program’s service delivery model. We also offer legal advice and educational services to organisations across Australia, and advocate for improved standards and legal frameworks for the Australian not-for-profit sector. We run a certified legal training social enterprise and deliver a dedicated service for Local Aboriginal Land Councils in NSW.

We are currently seeking a Paralegal and Legal Administrator to support the Not-for-profit Law team. The role supports the effective and efficient management of Not-for-profit Law’s services (with a focus on the intake and triaging of enquiries) and the timely and accurate collection of data to help demonstrate the impact of the work undertaken by Not-for-profit Law. If you are dynamic and organised, a whiz with data systems and passionate about the community sector, this is an exciting opportunity to join a professional and committed team who share your vision of a fairer society.

We know our team and our organisation is stronger with a diversity of backgrounds and experience, including lived experience of the issues we work on. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, people from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds, people with diverse religious beliefs, gender diverse people, LGBTIQ+ people and people living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information about Justice Connect and its work please visit www.justiceconnect.org.au

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