Women’s Legal Service Victoria

Field of Law

Community Legal Centres; Family violence; family law and child protection

Stage of career

Undergraduates; Graduates; Practising Lawyers

Contact details

Address: Level 10, 277 William street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: 03 8622 0600
Visit the Womens Legal Service website
Contact person: Lauren Wellington
Email: admin@womenslegal.org.au

Description of Organisation

Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women for over 30 years.  They specialise in issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women. WLSV provides free and confidential legal information, advice, referral and representation to women in Victoria.

They initiate and participate in law reform activities, ensuring that clients' experiences are taken into account when legal policy is being developed or when changes are being made to the law.

WLSV deliver legal education, training and professional development to a range of organisations and professional groups.

They also coordinate a volunteer program with over 70 volunteers.

WLSV is funded by the Indigenous Justice and Legal Assistance Division, Attorney General's Department, Canberra and Victoria Legal Aid.

Number of legal positions within organisation

There are currently 27 legal positions within the organisation.

Information for university students/graduates

What sort of volunteer/work experience opportunities are available?

Unpaid internships for female law students, professional legal training students, para legal students, social work studentsUnpaid internships for female law students, professional legal training students, para legal students, social work students

Contact person for volunteers:

Amanda Prince, Team Administrator - internenquiries@womenslegal.org.au

Information for practising lawyers

What are you looking for in a permanent employee?

Commitment to social justice, understanding of gendered nature of family violence, quality experience

What prior work is viewed favourably?

Practice in relevant fields

On average, how many positions become available per year?

Not consistent

Where do you advertise your positions?

Seek, Ethical Jobs, Federation of Community Legal Centres website

Do you use a recruitment agency?

No.

Advice for applicants: Female only workplace

https://progressivelawnetwork.org/

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