Victoria Legal Aid

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Clerkship Program

VLA’s clerkship program provides a unique opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students to learn on the job while developing their practical legal skills and knowledge. Clerks will be exposed to a range of legal aid work including attending client meetings and shadowing lawyers in the duty lawyers lists, responding to client enquiries and providing information and referral services to both clients and members of the public. There is also opportunity to participate in community legal education projects, law reform and other projects.

Apply by: 6 December 2020

About you:

VLA is seeking passionate and highly motivated law students who have an interest in developing a career in the legal assistance sector (e.g. Victoria Legal Aid, a community legal centre, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service or Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service).

The program adopts a flexible approach and you can be at any stage of your law degree. Placement lengths are up to four weeks full time or can be completed over a longer period in a part time capacity. There is also the opportunity to return in successive years until you have finished your studies.

NOTE: VLA considers that being Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under subsection 26(3) or section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

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