Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Transgender Victoria

Transgender Victoria

Field of Law

Human Rights; LGBTIQ Rights

Stage of career

Secondary; Undergraduates, Practising Lawyers (Volunteer only)

Contact Details

Address: 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, 3053
Phone: 03 95
Visit the Transgender Victoria website
Contact person: Sally Goldner
Email: enquiries@transgendervictoria.com

Description of Organisation

Transgender Victoria (TGV) was founded in the late 1990s to achieve justice, equity and quality health and community service provision for transgender people, their partners, families and friends. TGV regularly supports the work of service providers who want to ensure they are transgender aware, as well as seek ways to provide direct services to the trans community, whether in partnership with others or independently.

TGV also works with and for the transgender community to create positive change in the area of human rights and policy development. We represent the transgender community in challenging discrimination and assist in the empowerment of trans* people so that they may lead full and meaningful lives.

Number of legal positions within organisation: Varies

Does your organisation have a human rights officer?

Yes - however this role is undertaken by Executive Director

Information for secondary schools

Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?

Yes, a speaker is available for talks and presentations

Contact person for school trip and/or speakers: Sally Goldner

Information for university students/graduates and practising lawyers

What sort of volunteer opportunities are available?

Enthusiastic, self starting. Most of the volunteering doesn’t actually occur in the office, it’s through email – so personal motivation is integral to get things done.

Qualifications/skills required

Not necessarily formal. Just have an interest in trans issues. Great writing skills – may be required to write a submission.

What prior work/volunteer work is viewed favourably?

Past legal work/research skills, social justice work.

How many volunteers do you take a year?

Varies – but approximately 6.

How does one apply:

Email the address enquiries@transgendervictoria.com

You will then meet herself or volunteer coordinator in an interview

Dates for application: Any

Contact person for volunteers: Sally Goldner or Gavril Alexandrs

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