PLT Placement (Volunteer) – Housing Law and Homelessness Prevention

Redfern Legal Centre is seeking an enthusiastic Practical Legal Training Placement (minimum three days per week) to support the work of solicitors and advocates.

Position Description:

You will be supporting the work of the RLC Tenancy and Housing Team assisting vulnerable clients facing eviction and running cases that test laws protecting tenant rights. You will work closely with clients, taking instructions, giving advice (under supervision), liaising with government agencies and managing client files.

You will prepare matters for and attend hearings at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal or other jurisdictions (with the possibility of representing clients). In addition, you will assist in the team’s policy and law reform work and develop an understanding of Tenancy Law, Social Housing Policies, Administrative Law and GIPA legislation.

To Apply:

Applications should include the following:

  1. A completed application form and signed confidentiality agreement.
  2. A written application addressing each selection criteria under separate headings. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
  3. A resumé including contact details, education, experience and two or three referees (include names, addresses and contact details).
  4. A copy of your academic transcript.

RLC welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability.

Applications close 5pm Monday 6 March 2017 and should be submitted by email to Tom McDonald at tom@rlc.org.au