VLA provides legal aid services to members of the community both in-house and through contracted private lawyers. Our services include the provision of duty lawyers at courts, legal representation on individual cases, legal information, community legal centres and community legal education. VLA also conducts research into and makes submissions concerning legal aid and law reform issues. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to learn about improving the effectiveness of legal assistance, new ways to measure legal need and service coverage amongst VLA and CLC’s across Victoria. Our current work also involves human-centred design, data analytics and social innovation. You do not need to possess experience in these areas but rather have an interest in gaining a high level understanding of social justice and access to justice issues in Victoria.
Activities may include:
- Transcribe interviews with legal assistance sector stakeholders in relation to legal needs,
- Research into legal needs literature and methodology,
- Support the team in preparing for and reviewing workshops, and
- Drafting documents for use with VLA and CLC stakeholders