Employment opportunity - Lawyer (Prison Advocacy Program)

A wonderful opportunity exists to join our Public Interest Law team in the role of Lawyer - Prison Advocacy Program.   This position is offered as a four day per week role, for an 11 month contract period.    

In this role you will provide legal advice, information and advocacy on prison law to prisoners and their families in Victoria, as well as support our broader public interest work, including policy submissions, community legal education, and strategic litigation.

We are seeking a lawyer with at least one year post-admission experience in administrative law (preferably but not necessarily in a prison law context) along with experience delivering high volume legal advice, information and advocacy services to socially and economically disadvantaged clients.   You will also have a commitment to social justice and highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.

A full position description can be viewed here.

Candidates are requested to email the following as one PDF document:

  • A covering letter, no longer than one page;
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria; and
  • A resume which includes details of education, work and volunteer experience.

Applications should be addressed to Karen Fletcher, Managing Lawyer, Public Interest Law, and emailed no later than 5pm Monday 7 October 2019 to karen@darebinclc.org.au. Enquiries can be directed to Karen Fletcher on 9484 7753 (before 20 September 2019) or Jennifer Black on 9419 3744 (after 20 September 2019)