Employment opportunity at Refugee Legal

  1. Solicitor
  2. Legal Clinic Solicitor

1. Solicitor

 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 may be required to assist with Legal Clinics as the need arises. 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.

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 5pm Monday 1 April 2019.

Applications should be addressed to “The Executive Director”, marked “Private & Confidential”, and sent by email to linda@refugeelegal.org.au.

Legal Clinic Solicitor

Position Summary

The Legal Clinic Solicitor position involves working in a small team within Refugee Legal’s Clinic program.

Refugee Legal’s Clinic program:

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.

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 5pm Monday 1 April 2019.

Applications should be addressed to “The Executive Director”, marked “Private & Confidential”, and sent by email to linda@refugeelegal.org.au.