In NSW, arrest is a power of last resort. Yet over the past year, we have advised on several cases where police have used arrest at their convenience.
We have even had the baffling situation of a person arrested, taken to the station and held in custody only to be issued with on-the-spot paperwork. This is such a fundamental misunderstanding of the power to arrest that we do everything we can to encourage these clients to pursue claims - whether that be through RLC, Legal Aid or private solicitors.
We are recruiting for a dynamic person who enjoys working in a client facing role to assist people
experiencing disadvantage to navigate the legal assistance sector, and to train and mentor law
students in client intake. This is an identified role for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person