An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of Australia’s most successful public interest and pro bono law organisations. Justice Connect is a not-for-profit organisation which provides access to justice through pro bono legal services to people experiencing disadvantage and the community organisations that support them. We also address injustice through law reform, policy work and legal education.
Lawyer, Referral Service
The Referral Service aims to reach people experiencing disadvantage and connect them with free legal help. The Service achieves this through partnering with and reaching out to community services that people, who would benefit from free legal advice, access. These organisations currently include community legal centres, clients of other Justice Connect programs and hospitals (such as our Stage 2 Access project). In this way, the work of the Referral Service and its aims are in the public interest.
We are currently seeking a Lawyer to play a vital role in delivering our strategy.
If you are admitted as a legal practitioner in Victoria and eligible to hold a practising certificate, hold knowledge of the legal issues facing marginalised and disadvantaged clients, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to make a difference for human rights and social justice, we look forward to hearing from you. The position is based in Melbourne.
We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Applications close 5.30pm Wednesday 31st May 2017
Position description, selection criteria and applications details are available in the Recruitment Pack:
Recruitment Pack Lawyer Referral Service May 2017