We’re looking for PLTs

04/10/2019

Marrickville Legal Centre is looking for motivated PLT volunteers with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, who can volunteer part-time [3 days per week] for 75 days. Negotiation of days is possible for the right candidate.

Job type:      Practical Legal Training Volunteer

Level:            Graduate

Location:      Marrickville Legal Centre, 338 Illawarra Road MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204

Role and Context of the Position

We are Marrickville Legal Centre (MLC) – a not-for-profit community legal centre based in Marrickville and working across NSW. We provide holistic support to people often overlooked by our legal system through free legal and related services – while advocating for equal access to justice and protecting human rights. 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, 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 email 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. Please address your applications to Vasili Maroulis at vmaroulis@mlc.org.au by Friday 8 November.