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Community Lawyer

Organisation : Northern Community Legal Centre

Location : Melbourne (Broadmeadows)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : From $76,767 depending on experience, plus attractive Salary Packaging available

Application closing date : 2 Dec, 2019

About the role

To provide high quality legal assistance to priority clients in the Hume, Moreland and Mitchell Shire local government areas with a focus on refugees and the newly arrived

To work with local priority client groups, community organisations and other stakeholders to raise awareness of NCLC’s service, and to ensure our services are appropriately targeted at NCLC’s priority clients

To develop and implement community legal education programs and other projects aimed at increasing access to justice among our priority clients in our region.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Northern Community Legal Centre

The Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) formed in early 2016 following an amalgamation of the former Broadmeadows Community Legal Service and Moreland Community Legal Centre. The NCLC operates in one of the fastest growing and disadvantaged areas of Melbourne, and has a significant catchment including the Hume City Council, Moreland City Council and Mitchell Shire Council. The NCLC operates from a central office located in Broadmeadows, with outreach services to other service areas, including Wallan, Sunbury, Coburg, Glenroy, Fawkner and Craigieburn.

Our purpose is to ensure equal access to justice for all in Melbourne’s North West and we do this by the provision of legal services, community legal education and law reform aimed at those who experience systemic injustice in Melbourne’s North West. NCLC gives priority to victims/survivors of Family Violence, Refugees and newly arrived communities, people who have a diagnosed mental illness and  young people.

How to apply for this role

Applicants are required to submit a resume and covering letter addressing the key selection criteria to, using the subject line: Community Lawyer via Pro Bono Australia. Applications that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered.

For more information call Marquita Nolan, Legal Practice Manager on 03 9310 4376.

Please quote in application: Community Lawyer via Pro Bono Australia.

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