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Practical Legal Trainee and Volunteer - Expression of Interest

Work TypeVolunteer
Published At:3 months ago
Job no: HQ4FY
Category: Volunteer Opportunities

Why volunteer with Justice Connect? 

Would you like to be part of a workplace that values continuous improvement, encourages innovation, and operates sustainably? You have an opportunity to join one of Australia's most impactful legal service organisations, increasing access to legal support and progressing social justice. 

You’ll benefit from an inclusive and diverse culture, with an engaged DEI working group and relevant learning opportunities.  

Our legal services (which you can read about at https://justiceconnect.org.au/our-services/) include Justice Connect’s Homeless Law, Not-for-profit Law, Seniors Law, and Access Program. 


Opportunities to get involved:   

Practical Legal Training:  

You’ve finished your degree, and you’re nearly ready to start your legal career, but there’s a final step: practical legal training (PLT). 

With Justice Connect, you can do your training and make a real difference in people’s lives. Sharpen your skills while working to help people facing disadvantage and contribute to a cause you’re passionate about — access to justice. 

It’s also a great way to meet new people, gain practical experiences, and develop career-related professional skills and networks with a respected and established legal charity. 

Justice Connect regularly recruits PLT students to work in our Melbourne and Sydney offices with our Homeless Law, Not-for-profit Law, and Access Program teams.  

Requirements 

To be eligible for a PLT placement you must: 

  • Have completed a law degree 
  • Be currently completing your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (through College of Law or an equivalent institution) 
  • Undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect 

Volunteer:  

By volunteering with Justice Connect, you can make a vital contribution to our work designing and delivering high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice. 

It’s also an opportunity for you to learn more about how we provide that help, working closely with our team of wonderful in-house and pro bono lawyers. 


Why submit an ‘expression of interest’? 

By submitting your expression of interest you’ll gain exclusive access to opportunities at Justice Connect.

Be the first to hear about new PLT and volunteer opportunities and paid entry-level employment.  

Other benefits include: 

  • career support 
  • resume reviews 
  • insights into our culture and values 
  • inspiring stories from our legal staff 

We’re here to prepare you for interview success! 

We’d love to know more about you and your interest in joining us at Justice Connect.  

By answering a few questions and uploading your resume, we’ll ensure you’re the first to hear about relevant opportunities to volunteer and work with us. 

Want to know more about us?

At Justice Connect, we believe in a fair and just world, where people and communities are supported to engage with and fully participate in our legal and social systems and avoid the negative impacts on their wellbeing or organisational health that flow from unresolved legal problems. 

From preventing homelessness and providing legal support to disaster-affected communities, to helping not-for-profit organisations navigate complex regulatory requirements, we work across different areas of law through our multi-channel and multi-intensity legal services and network of 10,000 pro bono lawyers. 

We use digital strategies so our lawyers and social workers can spend their time assisting people disproportionately impacted by the law. We don’t just help people navigate the legal system; we also work to improve it. With our passionate and creative staff, and deep expertise in the law, we leverage casework insights and data to advocate for policy and systems-level change. 

  • Published on 19 Apr 2024, 5:18 AM