Practical Legal Training volunteer


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. 


Position expectations

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. 

How to apply:Please submit your application via our website attaching your resume, details of two referees, your academic record, and a cover letter highlighting your commitment to social justice and the work of Community Legal Centres.