Women’s Legal Service Victoria
Field of Law
Stage of career
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Where do you advertise your positions?
Seek, Ethical Jobs, Federation of Community Legal Centres website
Do you use a recruitment agency?
Advice for applicants: Female only workplace