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Community Lawyer

Organisation : Young People's Legal Rights Centre ( also known as Youthlaw)

Location : VIC Regional (Ballarat )

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $94,749 to $96,804( pro rata) + super+ extra annual leave + salary packaging

Application closing date : 22 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Young People's Legal Rights Centre ( also known as Youthlaw)

Youthlaw is Victoria’s statewide community based legal service for young people under 25.  Established in 2001 Youthlaw provides assistance and education to vulnerable young people with unmet legal need  . Youthlaw is also a passionate advocate for human rights and systemic change. 

About the role

The project will test an innovative approach to build the capacity of young people in residential care to assert and protect themselves & make informed decisions.

The project will intensively assist young people in 15 homes over a 3-year period.

Key responsibilities :

  • Providing legal education & legal assistance. This will include advice, casework & some court representation.
  • Warm referrals to Victoria Legal Aid, private practitioners & referrals to non-legal services.
  • Broader advocacy to support clients to engage in decision-making and raise issues of concern; whether within the unit, with the provider, to Child Protection or to police.
  • Being part of a small team that is coordinating and driving the project.

How to apply

Position Description : Community lawyer.docx

Please read the position description and how to apply at


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

Profession: #Legal
Sector: #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights



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