ID: 2091

About this opportunity:

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) seeks a dedicated person to join its team of committed human rights lawyers as a Practical Legal Trainee (students who hold a law degree and who are undertaking a course for practical admission as a lawyer).

Key Responsibilities

  • Research
  • Drafting statements
  • Observing and assisting with client appointments
  • Accompanying lawyers to client meetings and DIBP interviews
  • Various other administrative and legal tasks

Additional requirements:

You must also be enrolled in, or about to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at College of Law or the equivalent at a participating university.

Please attach to your application your current CV and a cover letter setting out your interest in working at RACS, addressed to Vicky Chen, Volunteer Coordinator.

Please include how many days per week you can commit to and when you are available to start.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be evaluated upon receipt.

For more information please telephone (02) 8317 6500 or visit http://www.racs.org.au/VOLUNTEER/

About this organisation:

RACS is an independent community legal centre with a vision of a world where people seeking asylum and refugees who seek Australia's protection are able to live their lives with dignity, security, family unity and freedom. Read More
Time required:

It would be preferable if you are available to work a minimum of 3 or 4 days per week. We have a required minimum of 60 days.

Skills required:

• Able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner.
• Previous volunteer experience
• Administrative and organisational experience
• Initiative
• Sense of humour.

Characteristics:

A commitment to human rights and social justice, an understanding of the issues that affect people seeking asylum, and a capacity to problem-solve.

Training:

RACS Induction training / Hub core training

Location:

30 Botany Street, Randwick NSW, Australia

30 Botany Street, Randwick NSW, Australia
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