How to Apply - Volunteer Legal Assistants


There are three intakes of Volunteer Legal Assistants per year.


November 2017 intake

  • Applications are now open
  • Applications close: 9am, Tuesday 31 October 2017
  • Volunteers start: November 2017


February-March 2018 intake

  • Applications open November 2017
  • Applications close January 2018
  • Volunteers start: February-March 2018


June-July 2018 intake

  • Applications open April 2018.
  • Applications close May 2018.
  • Successful applicants start: June-July 2018


Selection criteria


  1. Completion of at least two years of a combined undergraduate law degree, one year of a graduate law degree, or relevant experience
  2. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice causes and volunteering in the community
  3. Demonstrated understanding of legal ethical issues affecting community legal centres including conflict of interest and maintaining client confidentiality
  4. Available for at least three full half-day shifts per week (Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, Monday to Thursday 2pm-6pm, and Friday 2pm-5pm) for a minimum of twelve months. You will need to offer at least 3 possible shifts, preferably 5, and we will roster you on to one of those shifts.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to work as part of a team.



  1. Experience in administration or customer service
  2. Ability to speak a community language.


How to apply


Complete the online application form, and attach to the form:

  1. A statement addressing the selection criteria. Please number your responses in line with the numbered selection criteria above. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
  2. A current resume
  3. A completed and signed Confidentiality Agreement (download below).


The selection process takes approximately 4-6 weeks following the deadline. Interviews are held in January-February, in June-July, and in November.  Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Enquiries: Communications & Volunteer Manager: