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AGS Indigenous Secondee Lawyer or Law Graduate

This is an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law graduate or junior lawyer with an interest in human rights and social justice to work at PIAC.

The Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) is pleased to support this position as a secondment to PIAC, as part of its commitment to reconciliation and pro bono.

It is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in strategic litigation, community outreach and law reform work with professional mentoring and training.

This is a full time paid position for a 12-month period. Flexible work arrangements may be considered.

Applications close Friday 2 March 2018.

Further information about the role can be obtained by contacting Laura Lombardo, Principal Solicitor, Public Interest Advocacy Centre on 02 8898 6500 or llombardo@piac.asn.au or Geetha Nair, National Manager, Pro Bono Services, Australian Government Solicitor on 02 6258 7551 or geetha.nair@ags.gov.au

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Role description AGS Indigenous Secondee Lawyer

Practical Legal Training Placements

Please note: we are not currently recruiting for PLT positions.
Our next recruitment will be in mid-2018.

PIAC regularly has positions available for Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid but reasonable travel costs are reimbursed.

PLTs are supervised by a Senior Solicitor within our strategic litigation team, and have an opportunity to work with lawyers and policy officers across our organisation.

The major projects currently being undertaken by PIAC with a strong legal component include the generalist strategic litigation practice and the Indigenous Justice Program.
PIAC’s strategic litigation team conduct high impact strategic litigation that achieves positive outcomes for significant groups of disadvantaged people. We bring test cases that create important legal precedents that protect human rights and promote social justice for disadvantaged people.

The Volunteer PLT Placement contributes to the provision of a successful, innovative, and responsive legal practice through assisting with PIAC’s telephone information and advice service and with PIAC’s litigation and associated policy and law reform, training and administrative work.

We accept students who have completed or are close to completion of their law degree, and we ask PLTs to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week, for a minimum of 60 days in total.

For further information about future recruitment of PLTs, please contact Senior Solicitor Julia Mansour by email on jmansour@piac.asn.au.

Practical Legal Training Placement position description

Practical Legal Training Placement position description

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