All vacant positions at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) are advertised on this website. Current available positions are listed below. 

Principal Solicitor

Be a leader in social justice and make a real difference to people’s lives.

For 35 years we have been tackling difficult issues that have a significant impact upon disadvantaged and marginalised people, ensuring basic rights are enjoyed across the community. We have a reputation for getting results and creating sustainable systemic change.

The Principal Solicitor manages PIAC’s legal practice, with a particularly focus on leading innovative and strategic public interest litigation in areas including discrimination, police accountability, rights of people in detention and Indigenous justice.

The successful applicant will be an experienced litigator with management and leadership skills, the ability to think creatively about legal strategies to drive systemic change and a commitment to social justice.

A position description including selection criteria and instructions on applying is available for download below.

Further enquiries to Jonathon Hunyor, Chief Executive Officer:, (02) 8898 6508.

Applications close Monday 21 August 2017.

Principal Solicitor Position Description

 Practical Legal Training Placements

Please note: we are not currently recruiting for PLT positions.
Our next recruitment will be in October 2017.

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

Practical Legal Training Placement position description