Legal Officer – 3 days per week

12 month contract

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is seeking a Legal Officer for our transitional justice team. The role will focus on our conflict mapping project and involves working with the conflict mapping database as well as research, analysis and report writing.

This is a challenging and rewarding position requiring legal and policy analysis skills, experience in international criminal, humanitarian or human rights law or experience in a transitional justice context.

Further inquiries should be directed to Daniela Gavshon on (02) 8898 6548.

Applications should be no longer than 5 pages in total and address the selection criteria included in the position description available for download below.

Legal Officer – Transitional Justice – position description

Applications close 5.00 pm Monday 25 June 2018.

Practical Legal Training Placements

Please note: we are not currently recruiting for PLT positions.
Our next recruitment will be in October 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 and/or Homeless Persons Legal Service 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.

We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply.

For further information about future recruitment of PLTs, please contact Senior Solicitor Julia Mansour by email on



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