Are you interested in helping vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers? Are you curious about what it is like to work in a community legal centre?
IARC is a Community Legal Centre that works with vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We provide free legal advice and assistance in matters such as protection visas, family visas and visa cancellation. IARC is also involved in policy and law reform and community development, education and advocacy.
Working as a volunteer legal assistant at IARC is an opportunity to build your skills in assisting vulnerable clients, working with interpreters, communicating with the public and file maintenance. Your primary role will be to provide administrative and paralegal assistance to IARC solicitors. You will be responsible for responding to initial enquiries from clients, scheduling appointments, providing legal information and referrals and other administrative tasks. Depending on your experience and interest, you may also become involved in assisting with research, project work and working with clients.
IARC’s office is in Sydney’s CBD. All volunteer legal assistants must commit to working one day per week (normal office hours 9am to 5 pm) for at least six months. Training and supervision is provided.
We are looking for people who:
- have completed at least two years of a law degree or combined law degree;
- have previous volunteer experience and/or administrative/paralegal experience;
- have good oral and written communication skills;
- are willing to help where needed, take initiative, problem solve, and are able to juggle competing demands.
This is an unpaid position. Please include your preferred day, when you are available to start, and let us know if you speak a second language.
How to apply
Apply by forwarding your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above to Sabina Wynn, Director, at email@example.com or call 02 82340709 to discuss.
There is no closing date for applications and applications will be assessed as they come in. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.
If you do not address the Selection Criteria, we cannot consider your application. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interviews will be contacted about their application.