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Solicitor – Speak Up Project

Organisation : Australian Centre for Disability Law

Location : NSW Regional, Sydney (Surry Hills)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Legal

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Indigenous, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $50,000 - $55,000 (part time)

Application closing date : 1 Feb, 2021

About the role

In December 2019, First Peoples Disability Network (‘FPDN’), Australian Centre for Disability Law and People with Disability Australia (‘PwDA’) (the “Consortium”) were awarded a grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to undertake a project to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disabilities to understand their legal rights and advocate for themselves (“Speak Up Project”).

The Speak Up Project will build the capability of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders with disability and their families and communities to assert their legal rights, speak up to perceived authority and negotiate effectively from a position of strength with schools, employers and service providers. The project will also provide education and develop peer support to address the cultural blindness associated with some disabilities.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Centre for Disability Law

The Australian Centre for Disability Law (the ‘Centre’) is a specialist legal centre based in Sydney. The Centre operates a law practice across NSW with a focus on disability discrimination, and a disability and human rights law practice across Australia. It was established in 1994 to assist people with disability and their associates to learn about and pursue their rights under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth.)

How to apply


  1. Carefully read the selection criteria.
  2. All applications must include:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Written responses addressing the selection criteria

(Please provide clearly labelled, separate responses to each of the ‘essential’ and ‘desirable’ selection criteria.  

NB: Applicants who do not individually address each of the selection criteria will not be considered.

  1. Please email your full application to jobs@disabilitylaw.org.au

ACDL encourages people with disability and their associates, and people from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait background or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.  Please indicate in your application if you need the Centre to make any reasonable adjustments for you during the application and selection process for this position.                     

Please contact Mark Patrick, Managing Principal Solicitor, on 02 9370 3142 for any questions.

 Applications close 5pm, 1 February 2021

Please quote in application: Solicitor – Speak Up Project via Pro Bono Australia.


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