How to Apply - Volunteer Legal Assistants


There are three intakes of Volunteer Legal Assistants per year.


February-March 2018 intake

  • Applications now closed
  • Volunteers start: February-March 2018
  • All applicants will be contacted by the end of February


June-July 2018 intake

  • Applications open April 2018
  • Applications close May 2018
  • Volunteers start: June-July 2018


November 2018 intake

  • Applications open September 2018
  • Applications close: October 2018
  • Volunteers start: November 2018.  (If you will be unavailable for a month or more from November to February, you should apply for the February-March 2019 intake instead).


February-March 2019 intake

  • Applications open December 2018
  • Applications close January 2019
  • Volunteers start: February-March 2019



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 (which is linked here when applications open) 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 up to 6-8 weeks following the deadline.

Enquiries: Communications & Volunteer Manager: