St Kilda Legal Service
Field of Law
Stage of Career
Description of Organisation
The St Kilda Legal Service provides free legal assistance to residents in the cities of Port Philip, Stonnington and Bayside. They provides a generalist legal assistance that runs day and night services. The service also operates specialist programs: the Community Outreach Program and the Family Violence Program. SKLS is also the home of the LGBTIQ Legal Service which offers legal assistance to the LGBTIQ community across Victoria
Does your organisation have a human rights officer?
1 community legal education / law reform officer
Information for secondary schools
Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?
By arrangement a speaker can be sent to a school, no trips hosted
Contact person for school trip and/or speakers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for university students/graduates
Do you have a graduate clerkship program? (involving practical legal training and admission to practise)
What are you looking for in a graduate?
A member of local community with a passion for social justice and community legal centres
What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?
- Family law
- Criminal law
- Civil law
What prior work/volunteer work is viewed favourably?
Previous work in a law office with good administration skills and/or other community legal centres or community organisation
How does one apply:
Via the SKLS website
Dates for application:
Throughout the year
Do you require your applicants to be recent law graduates? If so, how recent?
Once an application has been submitted, SKLS will conduct a telephone interview and then an in-person interview.
What sort of volunteer/internship opportunities are available?
Approximately 20. Preference is given to people who live in area and are at the latter part of their law degree.
Contact person for volunteers:
Please use the website and dependent on the program you join you will be assigned a co-ordinator.
Information for practising lawyers
What are you looking for in a permanent employee?
Someone who is committed to social justice and community legal centre work. It will depend on the position and the key selection criteria for the specific role.
What prior work is viewed favourably?
Paid and/or volunteer work at a community legal centre or experience in private practice. Work at a non-governmental organisation is also viewed favourably.
On average, how many positions become available per year?
Approximately 1 but varies each year
Where do you advertise your positions?
St Kilda Legal Service website, Federation of Community Legal Centres, Ethical Jobs
Do you use a recruitment agency?
Advice for applicants:
Read the position description and key selection criteria for each position and tailor your submission to match