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Solicitor/Senior Solicitor – TUSA Student Legal Service – EOI

Organisation : Youth Law Australia

Location : Hobart

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Jun, 2021

About the role

SUMMARY
  • This position will manage the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) Student Legal Service. 
  • Must have at least 3 years post-admission experience within Australia. Experience in Tasmania is highly desirable.
  • Will play a significant role in access to justice for students at the University of Tasmania.
  • Work from the University of Tasmania (TUSA Office) in Hobart, and remotely as part of Youth Law Australia’s national practice.
  • Fixed-term contract with possibility of extension.
  • Most likely part-time but will consider applicants looking for a full-time position, as well as flexibility, secondment and/or job-share.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Solicitor will manage the TUSA Student Legal Service, providing generalist legal advice
and assistance within the service’s terms of reference. The role will include working with the
UTAS School of Law to provide clinical legal education experience to law students.
 
The Solicitor will report to and work under the supervision of YLA’s Principal Solicitor and
will work closely with YLA’s Director, fellow solicitors, pro bono solicitors, law student
volunteers, interns and trainees to provide in-person, online and phone-based legal
information, advice and assistance. Because YLA’s practice is paperless and delivered via
YLA’s bespoke technology platform, collaboration, support and supervision occurs within an
Australia-wide online network of lawyers and law student volunteers.
 
We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all
positions.
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide timely and accurate legal information, advice and assistance in a range of civil, administrative, criminal, and family law contexts.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the TUSA Student Legal Service.
  • Support the delivery and supervision of quality legal work experience for a team of UTAS law student volunteers and interns.
  • Help ensure YLA’s legal practice and risk management requirements are met and records are properly maintained.
  • Assist with reporting to funding bodies, partners and the Board.
  • Assist in maintaining and developing relationships with University stakeholders, pro bono providers, legal centres, youth organisations, referral agencies and other professional bodies.
  • Undertake general administrative duties.
  • Such other work as the Board or Management Team may reasonably require.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Youth Law Australia
YOUTH LAW AUSTRALIA (YLA)
YLA is a national, specialist children’s and youth Community Legal Centre. We provide high
quality, free and confidential legal assistance services to children, young people and their
advocates nationally in all areas of the law.
 
YLA aims to enhance children and young people’s access to and engagement with their legal
rights; assistance to exercise these rights; and to remedies when these rights are violated.
YLA’s objective is to fulfill these aims by providing appropriate and targeted legal
information, advice, education, representation and advocacy.
 
YLA is an accessible, technology-enabled and highly collaborative service that specialises in
preventing and intervening early in young people’s legal problems and connecting young
people with legal solutions.
 
TUSA STUDENT LEGAL SERVICE
The Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) is a student-led collective dedicated
to student leadership and the student community. TUSA offers a range of services,
equipment, and facilities including:
  • Lobbying and representation on issues to students
  • Independent support and advocacy
  • Financial support and counselling
  • Social connection through our 130+ Clubs and Societies, and Student led events.
  • Great facilities like Clubs & Societies meeting rooms, kitchen and lounge areas equipped with a ping pong table, Wii, and board games.
  • Safe spaces and Women’s Space, Queer Space, and Parenting Rooms
YLA is very excited to partner with TUSA to establish an independent legal service to give
free and confidential legal information, advice and assistance to students at the University
of Tasmania.

How to apply

At this stage, all we require is a cover letter saying why you are interested in the position, an
indication of the hours and remuneration you are looking for, and a CV.
 
Expressions of interest should be emailed to admin@yla.org.au, using the subject line:
Solicitor position – TUSA Student Legal Service. Expressions should be submitted as soon as
possible, and by midnight on 25 June 2021.
 
The successful applicant will be asked to undertake a national criminal record check and a
working with children check.
 
For further information, please email admin@yla.org.au to arrange a call with Senior Solicitor, Meredith Hagger or Principal Solicitor, Ahram Choi.
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Please quote in application: Solicitor/Senior Solicitor – TUSA Student Legal Service - EOI via Pro Bono Australia.


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