Employment opportunity at Refugee Legal
Legal Clinic Solicitor
The Legal Clinic Solicitor position involves working in a small team within Refugee Legal’s Clinic program.
Refugee Legal’s Clinic program:
- Provide one off substantive legal assistance in a range of matters primarily affecting people seeking asylum under the Fast Track Assessment process and other unauthorised maritime arrivals. These include further protection visa applications, responses to requests for information and comment, provision of supporting evidence, legal submissions on particular issues and other assistance as required.
- Utilise a well-established team of supervising solicitors, paralegals and administrative support to be able to deliver high volume, high quality, expert and efficient protection claims assistance.
- Leverage the skills of over 550 volunteers, including lawyers from 12 major law firms, to provide this assistance, under the training and supervision of our supervising lawyers.
- Are designed to be able to respond effectively to emerging needs
The role of Legal Clinic Solicitor involves assisting with clinic coordination, including triaging of legal cases, assessing merit, allocating matters and directly supervising Refugee Legal’s volunteer solicitor migration agents and paralegals.
The role will also include regular engagement with our partner law firms, the provision of training/teaching in refugee and migration law, policy and procedure, the delivery of community education/information, the development of pro-forma legal materials and the management of an ongoing caseload of vulnerable applicants.
The Legal Clinic Solicitor will be expected to be able to supervise at any Clinics including those that are run in the evenings or on weekends.
Further details including, the position description, can be found at:
How to apply
Download full Position Description that includes Key Selection Criteria.
If you are interested in applying, please forward your CV and your responses to the selection criteria, found in the position description, by 10.00am Monday 26 August 2019.
Applications should be addressed to “The Executive Director”, marked “Private & Confidential”, and sent by email to email@example.com.