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PLT Placement

  • Location: Randwick NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Human Rights
  • Time Required

    60 days minimum commitment with minimum 2 days per week

  • Suitable for
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Research, Policy, & Analysis

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) seeks a dedicated person to join its team of committed human rights lawyers as a Practical Legal Trainee (students who hold a law degree and who are undertaking a course for practical admission as a lawyer). There are multiple positions available in our Randwick office, and our Outreach Service offices.

Responsibilities include research, drafting statements, observing and assisting with client appointments, accompanying lawyers to client meetings and DOHA interviews andvarious other administrative and legal tasks. You will receive on-the-job training and supervision.

You will have had previous volunteer experience and be able to demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice, an understanding of the issues that affect people seeking asylum, and a capacity to problem-solve. You will have administrativeand organisational experience, and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner. You will also need initiative and a sense of humour.

These are unpaid positions.