Job/volunteer opportunities

Job Opportunities

Canberra Community Law offers rewarding job opportunities and attractive employment conditions including salary packaging together with flexible and family friendly work policies.

We particularly invite applications from people with a disability and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

We are now recruiting for an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Solicitor – Full Time Position

Salary Range: $67 727 - $79 532 plus superannuation and salary packaging
Applications close on Monday 2 October 2017 at 5pm

We are seeking time Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Solicitor to work in our Aboriginal Human Rights Program (AHRP). Our AHRP assists clients to access housing, social security and challenge race discrimination law to Aboriginal and Torres Islander communities in Canberra utilising a human rights framework. See attached position description for further details. This position is opened to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (mandatory requirement). Canberra Community Law considers that being an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under subsection 42(b) of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

Download the position description here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Canberra Community Law Administration Internship

If you are interested in being considered for the internship, please apply as directed below and we will contact you should a placement become available.

We recruit 3rd or 4th year law students who:

  • want to contribute to the work undertaken by a community legal centre;
  • have administrative work experience and strong organisational and communication skills;
  • have experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or people with disability or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • have an interest in social justice; and
  • can commit to at least one day (9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm) a week for 6 months.

Key intern duties include:

  • answering phones and greeting clients;
  • making referrals to other legal services when appropriate; and
  • undertaking a range of other administrative tasks including photocopying, filing, distributing and sending mail, coordinating catering, scheduling and confirming client appointments and data entry.

How to apply:

We particularly invite applications from students with a disability and students from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds

 

Night Time Legal Advice Service

The Night Time Legal Advice Service (NTLAS) runs every Tuesday night from 6pm to 8pm all year (except December and January). NTLAS is supervised by a solicitor employed by Canberra Community Law, but otherwise the service is provided by a committed group of volunteer solicitors and law students.

Volunteers contribute to NTLAS’ work in two main areas:

  • Taking client instructions and providing advice; and
  • Undertaking research.

To find out more about the Night Time Legal Advice Service click here

Before volunteering for the service, every volunteer must participate in an induction session at Canberra Community Law. Induction sessions are held twice a year in February and June. 

If you are a solicitor or law student interested in volunteering please email a copy of your CV addressed to the NTLAS Administrator at info@canberracommunitylaw.org.au and your name will be put on the waiting list for the next induction session.

We are fortunate to receive a very high volume of applications each year for NTLAS. Due to the limited number of volunteer positions available and the large number of applications received, CCL will only be in contact with successful applicants If you are selected to participate in an induction you will be emailed in approximately early January or early May.

We particularly invite applications from people with a disability and from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds

Other Opportunities

If you would like more information about volunteering opportunities at other Community Legal Centres in the ACT you can go to the National Association of Community Legal Centres website at www.naclc.org.au and follow the CLC volunteers’ link.

Street Law

Pro Bono Work

There are a range of pro bono opportunities to assist Street Law and our clients. We welcome the support of barristers and law firms. Please contact us to discuss your interests and the needs of our clients.

Secondments

Street Law welcomes the opportunity to host staff on secondment and has experience in arrangements with law firms to host solicitors under agreement. Please contact us to discuss secondment opportunities.

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice Placements

Street Law is able to host Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) Students on a limited basis. If you are interested in undertaking a GDLP placement with Street Law please email a copy of your CV and details of your placement preferences (number of total placement days and days per week that you are available) to info@streetlaw.org.au. Your name will be placed on a waiting list for our next induction session. Due to the number of applications received, Street Law will only be in contact with you if you are selected to participate.