Employment opportunity at Refugee Legal

Solicitor  – application close 5.00pm Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Overview of organisation

Refugee Legal is an independent community legal centre specialising in refugee and immigration law, policy and practice. Refugee Legal has been assisting asylum seekers, refugees and disadvantaged migrants in the community and in detention for over 30 years and has substantial casework experience and expertise. Refugee Legal’s work involves  provision of key legal assistance to people who could not otherwise obtain it due to financial and other forms of distinct disadvantage often related to their cultural or linguistically diverse  backgrounds or experiences of torture or trauma. Refugee Legal also conducts extensive law reform, advocacy and education programs.

Position Summary

The solicitor position combines casework, training/teaching of immigration and refugee law, policy and procedure, in addition to general immigration and refugee advice, policy, law reform and advocacy development, and community education/information. It is anticipated that the position will consist of 75% casework, 10% teaching/training/preparation of materials and 15% community education, policy development and general immigration and refugee advice. The solicitor will be expected to regularly participate in and supervise Refugee Legal’s weekly Monday Evening Advice Service and weekend Temporary Protection Visa Clinics. As the work at Refugee Legal is varied, a significant degree of flexibility is required.

The Solicitor reports directly and is responsible to the Executive Director, who in turn, is responsible to the Refugee Legal Management Committee.

Current legal practising certificate and Migration Agents Registration are essential.

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 5.00pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019. Applications should be addressed to “The Executive Director”, marked “Private & Confidential”, and sent by email to linda@refugeelegal.org.au.