Do you want to complete your practical legal training with Marrickville Legal Centre?
Marrickville Legal Centre is looking for motivated PLT volunteers with a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Preferred volunteer commitment is 60 days, 2-3 days per week.
Position: Practical Legal Training Volunteer
Level: Graduate or otherwise eligible for early PLT commencement
Location: Marrickville Legal Centre, 338 Illawarra Road and/or Hut 21, 142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2203
Role and Context of the Position
Marrickville Legal Centre (MLC) is a not-for-profit community legal centre based in Sydney’s inner-west but working across NSW. Our vision is to promote social justice – by providing free and accessible legal and related services to people who experience social and economic disadvantage.
MLC’s services include General Legal Service, Employment Law Service, Family Law Service, Domestic & Family Violence Support Service, Strata Service NSW, Youth Legal Service NSW, and two specialised tenant services – Inner West Tenants’ Advice & Advocacy Service and Northern Sydney Area Tenants’ Service.
PLTs are supervised by a solicitor for the duration of their placement. After an orientation period, all PLTs undertake a broad range of information, referral, administrative, and legal work under supervision.
All PLTs are expected to perform two main tasks: intake and paralegal work. Intake includes interviewing clients and taking initial instructions, performing conflict checks, making client appointments, and legal research.
See our Get Involved page for more information.