- Job posted on: 7th Apr 2021
- Applications close:
Tenants Victoria is the specialists tenancy law community legal centre in Victoria. We provide legal and other assistance to tenants and advocate and campaign for reform for residential tenancy law and practice. Through our education and training programs, we support other community agencies to build capability to assist their clients. Our legal services assists tenants living in private rental, public and community housing, rooming houses and caravan park residents to maintain fair, secure and dignified housing. We provide a tenancy law phone advice line, email advice, negotiation assistance, representation and advocacy.
We currently have 5 x PLT Paralegal vacancies open (commencing in about early May 2021). These are volunteer positions, available 2 days a week for a minimum of 6 months (24 weeks), with the opportunity for extension.
The main purpose of the role is to provide high quality paralegal and administrative support to the Legal Services Team, including providing casework support, drafting legal documents and letters, corresponding with clients, making referrals, preparing summaries, attending VCAT hearings, and more. In return, Tenants Victoria will provide you with real world training that allows you to put your legal knowledge to practice.
Our office is based in Fitzroy, Melbourne, and we have flexible working arrangement during COVID-19 restrictions.
You have completed your Law Degree and are looking for practical experience within the community legal sector, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. You are a driven, motivated self-starter who can work collaboratively, and autonomously, as needed. You have high attention to detail, are well-organised, and can prioritise tasks.
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Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Please submit your resume, and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages responding to the following:
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