Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Social Security Rights Victoria

Field of Law

Community Legal Centres

Stage of Career

Secondary; Undergraduates; Practising Lawyers

Contact details

Address: PO Box 1221 Fitzroy North Vic 3068
Phone: (03) 9481 0355
Visit the Social Security Rights Victoria website
Contact person: Deborah Itzkowic, Director/Principal Solicitor
Email: info@ssrv.org.au

Description of Organisation

Social Security Rights Victoria is a specialist community legal centre which provides information, advice and advocacy in the area of social security law policy and practice.

Social Security Rights Victoria advocates for a guaranteed adequate income for all people in the community by promoting the rights and raising the status of all people in receipt of Social Security.

Number of legal positions within organisation: 1.5

Information for secondary schools

Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?

SSRV may send speakers to schools, depending on scheduling and resources.

Contact person for school trips and/or speakers: Deborah Itzkowic

Information for university students/graduates

What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?

Administrative Law

What prior work/volunteer work is viewed favourably?

Community Legal Centres, Other community or not-for-profit organisation work/volunteer work – demonstrated commitment to social justice issues

Contact person for volunteers: Peter Horbury

Information for practising lawyers

What are you looking for in a permanent employee?

Dependent on available position.

What prior work is viewed favourably?

Work demonstrating commitment to social justice issues and the ethos of the community legal sector

On average, how many positions become available per year?

1

How many applications do you receive for these?

Approximately 10

Where do you advertise your positions?

  • Ethicaljobs.com
  • LIV
  • SSRV website
  • Federation of Community Legal Centre website

Do you use a recruitment agency?

No

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