Jobs at Justice Connect

19 September 2013
Work with us for a fairer and more just world

You have a chance to join one of Australia’s most successful public interest and social justice law organisations. At Justice Connect we believe that everyone deserves a fair chance at a better life. We believe in a world that is fair and just; where rights are respected and advanced, laws are fairer, and systems are more accessible and accountable.

We do this by connecting people who are lost in the legal system, or locked out of it, with free legal help. Too many people are only an unpaid bill or a lost job from a crisis. And community organisations who want to help are often too busy dealing with complicated regulations. But life’s problems so often have a legal solution. We also challenge and change unfair laws that serve only to block people’s ability to navigate a complex system.
 
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

SENIOR LAWYER, HOMELESS LAW, VIC 

Homeless Law is our specialist legal service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We work closely with pro bono lawyers to provide hundreds of people with legal information, advice and representation. Our services are outreach based and client centred, and we don’t just focus on legal issues. 
 
An exciting new opportunity has opened up and we are currently seeking a Senior Lawyer to join team and play a key role in delivering a range of high quality legal services to Justice Connect’s Homeless Law program.
 
If you have a minimum of five years post admission experience, experience in law reform and advocacy work (preferably in a not-for-profit context), excellent understanding of the legal issues commonly faced by people experiencing homelessness, excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as being a highly motivated professional- we would love to hear from you.
 
We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
 
Applications close 9am Tuesday 24th July 2018.
 
Please find further information regarding the position, selection criteria and application details below:

PDF iconJustice Connect Senior Lawyer Homeless Law Recruitment Pack (July 2018).pdf


PRINCIPAL LAWYER, DOMESTIC BUILDING LEGAL SERVICES, VIC

Domestic Building Legal Service (DBLS) is funded by Consumer Affairs Victoria to provide assistance to consumers who cannot otherwise access legal assistance and whose matter did not resolve at DBDRV.
 
An exciting opportunity has opened up for an experienced Principal Lawyer with 5 years post admission legal experience and practise experience in domestic building disputes. You will support the delivery if access to justice through free legal services for people experiencing disadvantage which includes building, supporting and engaging a strong commitment to pro bono work among lawyers.
 
If you have a minimum of 3 years in domestic building dispute legal practise, experience in law reform and advocacy work (preferred), sound knowledge of the legal issues commonly arise for people experiencing disadvantage, knowledge of the procedures of VCAT are a highly motivated individual with sound computer skills within a legal practice environment- we would love to hear from you.
 
We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
 
Applications close 9am Tuesday 24th July 2018.
 
Please find further information regarding the position, selection criteria and application details below: