Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Law and Advocacy Centre for Women
Field of Law
Stage of career
Address: 292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Phone: 9244 3329
Visit the Law and Advocacy for Women website
Contact person: Jill Prior
Description of Organisation
We are a not-for-profit legal service providing a gendered response to women in the justice system. We are seeking now to build both a legal and therapeutic arm of the practice to provide a full holistic service to clients.
Number of legal positions within organisation: Currently 2 ( we commenced operation in February 2016)
Information for secondary schools
Do you have work experience placements for secondary school students?
We could in the future but not at present
Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?
We would have capacity to send a speaker to schools
Contact person for school trip and/or speakers: Jill Prior
Information for university students/graduates
Do you have a graduate clerkship program? (involving practical legal training and admission to practise)
No but we will be looking to taking PLT students as capacity allows
What are you looking for in a graduate?
Compassion for people for whom life is difficult. And passion for change.
Legal or paralegal
What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?
How does one apply: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What sort of volunteer/internship opportunities are available?
We would certainly look to taking volunteers and interns
Contact person for volunteers:
email@example.com. Application form on our website.
Information for practising lawyers
We are a new and innovative practice and we are seeking to expand our services over the coming 12 months to give effect to this unique model.
What are you looking for in a permanent employee?
Commitment to social justice principals and an understanding of entrenched disadvantage
What prior work is viewed favourably?
Criminal law work, human rights work
On average, how many positions become available per year?
Where do you advertise your positions?