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Solicitors - Afghanistan Program

Refugee Legal

OVERVIEW OF ORGANISATION

Refugee Legal is an independent community legal centre specialising in refugee and immigration law, policy and practice. Refugee Legal has been assisting asylum seekers, refugees and disadvantaged migrants in the community and in detention for over 33 years and has substantial casework experience and expertise. Refugee Legal’s work involves the provision of key legal assistance to people who could not otherwise obtain it due to financial and other forms of distinct disadvantage often related to their cultural or linguistically diverse backgrounds or experiences of torture or trauma. Refugee Legal also conducts extensive law reform, advocacy and education programs.

POSITION SUMMARY

Refugee Legal is currently recruiting several lawyers to work in a special legal team within our Afghanistan Legal Program. The Afghanistan Legal Program has been established to respond to the large number of people seeking legal assistance due to the crisis in Afghanistan.

Solicitors will work within our Afghanistan Legal Program with a primary focus on assisting people who have been evacuated from Afghanistan to apply for permanent visas in Australia, and to apply for family reunion.

Duties

Key duties will include:

  • Preparation of Humanitarian and other visa applications for people in and outside of Australia.
  • Attendance with clients at Departmental interviews in relation to the assessment of visa applications.
  • Legal assistance with family reunion visas.
  • Referral of clients to non-legal service providers for additional support.
  • Other duties as required.

A position description is attached.

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