Health Justice Partnership PLT Placement (Volunteer) – Spring 2019

Redfern Legal Centre is seeking a PLT student (minimum 1 day/wk) to work independently with the Health Justice Partnership (HJP) Solicitor.

This position is based at Redfern Legal Centre and the HJP outreach health setting at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Responsibilities include client intake, file review, general administration, research, legal drafting, interviewing clients, and follow up on client matters, under supervision of the Health Justice Partnership solicitor.

Through this position, you will gain valuable exposure to a broad palette of civil law issues including family, succession, care & protection, housing and credit & debt. Other areas of law will also be considered, and you will be expected to show a high level of initiative in addressing these challenges.   

Essential Selection Criteria

  1. Completion of law degree and eligibility to commence Practical Legal Training
  2. Availability to complete a 10 x week PLT placement, commencing as soon as practical.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice including knowledge of how a health justice partnership works and why it might be important 
  4. Strong understanding of ethical practice issues affecting community legal centres, including confidentiality and conflict of interest
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  7. Willingness to undertake a National Police Clearance in order to work within the NSW Health system
  8. An appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness and sensitivity  

To apply

Applicants must complete the online application form, ticking the ‘PLT Other’ checkbox, and uploading the following documents in PDF format:

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

Please address your application to The Health Justice Solicitor. If you have any queries, or if you need help lodging your online application, email RLC Communications and Volunteer Manager Finn O’Keefe at

Applications close: 30 September 2019 at 9am.