Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Law and Advocacy Centre for Women

Last Updated in 2016

Field of Law

Criminal Law

Stage of career

Secondary; Graduates; Practising Lawyers

Contact Details

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.

Qualifications/skills required

Legal or paralegal

What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?

Criminal law

How does one apply: Send an email to

What sort of volunteer/internship opportunities are available?

We would certainly look to taking volunteers and interns

Contact person for volunteers:  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?

Still developing

Where do you advertise your positions?

Ethical jobs

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