Volunteer Executive Legal Assistant


Are you interested in not-for-profit administration and innovating access to justice? 

A new opportunity is available to join our administrative team as a Volunteer Executive Legal Assistant for MLC’s CEO.

Position: Executive Legal Assistant (Volunteer)
Organisation: Marrickville Legal Centre
Location: Marrickville, New South Wales
Applications close:  5:00pm Friday 22 March 2024

About Marrickville Legal Centre:

MLC offers free legal advice and assistance to the community of the inner-west, south-west, southern suburbs of Sydney, and beyond. There are 1.5 million people living in our key catchment: that’s 30 percent of Sydney’s total population. The centre provides access to justice through the provision of legal services, law reform and community legal education, particularly for people who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances.

About the Role:

The Volunteer Executive Legal Assistant will work with and support MLC’s CEO (and the management team when required) including but not limited to performing relevant legal and administrative research, providing general administrative support, creating, revising, and organising relevant MLC documentation and files and providing broader assistance in line with the needs of the CEO. The Executive Legal Assistant may also undertake filing, data entry, scanning and basic administrative tasks. The position requires a general understanding of the structures, methods, and procedures of the legal system of the State of NSW and the Commonwealth. Under the supervision and guidance of the CEO, the Executive Legal Assistant is responsible for assisting generally with the legal, administrative, and operational needs of the centre.


  • Training and induction provided by MLC
  • Work closely with MLC management and board
  • Opportunities to develop in the role and advance to more challenging roles in the legal centre
  • Personal fulfilment and opportunity to meet new people
  • Work with those passionate about social justice issues
  • Flexible hours
  • Pet-friendly office

How to apply:

Please fill out the form below or email Tu Le at tle@mlc.org.au with your resume and cover letter.

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    How to apply:

    Please fill out the form above or email Tu Le at tle@mlc.org.au with your resume and cover letter.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tu.

    Applications close on 5:00pm Friday 22 March 2024.